Instead of running a machine dedicated entirely to ESXi, it is also possible to run it in a virtual machine. I found bgulla’s tutorial very helpful.
My R720 has Intel CPUs so I ran the following command to check to see if V-in-V support was enabled.
I got an
N so it was disabled so I ran the following commands:
echo 'options kvm ignore_msrs=y' >> /etc/modprobe.d/kvm-intel.conf
echo 'options kvm-intel nested=Y ept=Y' >> /etc/modprobe.d/kvm-intel.conf
After the reboot I ran the following command again and got a
I created a new VM with everything default except the following:
and then ran the following command in the Proxmox shell:
echo 'args: -machine vmport=off' >> /etc/pve/qemu-server/106.conf
Booting up was the standard ESXi installer. I was having issues with pressing
F11 in the VNC session and found that pressing