Just finished installing the recently released VMware Workstation Tech Preview, on a WIN8CP VM running on ESXi5. Normal install no changes, I just installed the enhanced keyboard this go around, in case I needed to use it. I will be using the WIN8CP VM for RDP instead of going to our AD or Apps production servers. This way I can also start testing out vShield and some other things I would like to try and figure out the internals of. Maybe even spin up a secondary oS11 VM so that I can practice with rsync from home finally.
Also added a 100GB partition to the WIN8CP so I have some play room, I can always expand and give it another 100GB if needed.
Ran into an issue installing TP over VMW8. Looks like the msi is missing from when I was cleaning up the SSD. Found a possible work around though, just waiting for the files to transfer. I'll update to whether or not it worked, and what I actually did.
After completely searching through the registry and removing anything with the name 'vmware workstation' and tools-*-iso (and rebooted 3 times ) I finally got the VMW-TP install to work, after I ran 8.0.2 first. Pretty satisfied right now as everything is up and running as I wanted. Updated my task scheduler so that it points to the new directory where VMW-TP is installed, and we should be back in business. Copying over the oS11.4 iso onto my WIN8-CP VM at work, should be able to start that up tomorrow and get replication underway. Also just realized that I could play with drag and drop a server from VMW to VS5 and back again after I have the VM up and running. Let's see where my imagination takes me!
Note: Tech Preview automatically comes with debuging turned on, since it's sort of a 'alpha' your just going to have ignore it.
Windows 8 was released yesterday, so got that installed at home and at work, both virtualized, so I will end up playing with that this weekend! Was kind of funny I installed it at lunch in 15 minutes, and then saw vExperts post blogs about steps to install it; didn't really think it was that complicated, lol. Oh well, welcome to another worthless windows OS. Don't really see the big deal about it off the bat, it looks like a mobile OS that was ported to a desktop. Will update more later.