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    vSphere 5.5 Server 2012 R2 Support

    Hello,

    Is Server 2012 R2 as supported Guest OS on vSphere 5.5? It isnt an option for me when creating a new VM, also i cannot see anywhere on the VMware site to say it is not supported.

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    VMware Compatibility Guide: Guest/Host Search seems to say it is supported. I'd suppose like in the early days of 2008 R2 you'd need to just select 2012 in the drop down.

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    That link is for hardware compatibility. 2008 R2 wasn't supported running under the 2008 option when it was released. Users had to upgrade and use the 2008 R2 option.

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    I think it is coming as a patch release for 5.5 isnt it?

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    The link didn't copy/paste well. It was actually for "Guest OS":

    VMware Compatibility Guide: System Search
    - Select Guest OS "What are you looking for"
    - Select Server 2012 in the OS Family name drop down
    - Click View/Update results
    - Click Server 2012 R2 in the list of results

    I suspect they're using the data from 2012 without R2 due to the date of support commencement but the HCL does say supported so ...
    Last edited by kmount; 13th November 2013 at 11:15 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glennda View Post
    I think it is coming as a patch release for 5.5 isnt it?
    I thought that was for vCenter on 2012 R2. (per VMware KB: Installing vCenter Server 5.1 Update 1/5.5 on a Windows Server 2012 R2 system fails after displaying the message: Installing Directory Service)

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    I saw it on a tweet so wasn't exactly sure - it may well be VCenter I can't remember or find the tweet!

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