Guest OS install guides for ESXi (fancy a virtual mac)

If you are wondering about the status of various operating systems on the latest releases of VMware ESXi – this link will give you the latest info including Mac OSX 10.8.2 and 10.7.5. The windows server 2012 and Windows 8 details are there too – specifically windows 8 installation instructions as a vm here

However you may want to take a look at deprecated OS options introduced with 5.1

The release of vSphere 5.1 announces the deprecation of the following guest operating system releases:

  • Debian 5.0.x
  • Debian 4.0
  • FreeBSD 6.x
  • Netware
  • OS/2 Warp
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise 11
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise 10, 10 SP1 and 10 SP2
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise 9, 9 SP1, 9 SP2 and 9 SP3
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise 8 SP3 and 8 SP4
  • Ubuntu 10.10, 9.10, 9.04, 8.10 and 8.04.x
  • Windows NT
  • All 16-bit Windows releases (Windows 98, Window 95 and Microsoft DOS)

Deprecated operating system releases are still supported by VMware, but will no longer be supported in future VMware releases. More information on support levels are available at