I also found out that there is no IDE support... have been converting about 20 virtualmachines the past days!ESX server does not have IDE of any kind, as this is answer from vmware themselves (as far as you can read in the forums, here) and as you look around the internet, you will see reports that ESX does not support ide, just SCSI
Did you try yourself? it's a fully working solution?what you could do, but i would recommend...
install a small linux with xen enabled.
enable paravirtualisation in ESX if you have ESX 3.5 for better performance
and then install Mikrotik in XEN virtual machines in the ESX VM
not ideal, but at least you now have DRS and so...
You are talking about VMware Server and we are talking about VMware ESX! not the same!Dear Friends,
I have already installed & Implemented Mikrotick OS version 2.9, 3.2 on VMware Server Linux version on 64bit 3GHz Dual-Core CPU in HP Prolient ML350 Server without no any issue with 6 1GB/s NIC cards as well.
Tested OS versions are CentOS 5.2, Ubuntu, Redhat, Windows 2003 Server(with Windows version & Linux version of VMware)
Most Impotent think for Mikrotick OS 2.9 on VMware Server or Workstation Installation:
Install MK 2.9/3.2 as a IDE virtual mode not the SCASII mode.
ENJOY & VMWare is Very Stable.