Install VMware vSphere 7.0 on Proxmox

Install VMware vSphere 7.0 on Proxmox


root@proxmox:~# cat /sys/module/kvm_intel/parameters/nested


Intel CPU

echo "options kvm-intel nested=Y" > /etc/modprobe.d/kvm-intel.conf


echo "options kvm-amd nested=1" > /etc/modprobe.d/kvm-amd.conf

Install Module

modprobe -r kvm_intel
modprobe kvm_intel

Note: more info, check



Download ISO, such as VMware-VMvisor-Installer-7.0U2a-17867351.x86_64.iso

VM Configure

  • General Tab

    • Name:
  • OS Tab

    • Type: Linux
    • Version: 5.x – 2.6 Kernel
  • System Tab

    • Graphic card: Default
    • SCSI Controller: VMware PVSCSI
    • BIOS: SeaBIOS (OVMF (UEFI) should work too)
    • Machine: q35
  • Hard Disk Tab

    • Bus/Device: SATA
    • Disk size (GiB): 16
  • CPU Tab

    • Cores: 4 (At least 2, 4 will be better if our physical CPU has enough cores)
    • Type: host (or Default (kvm64))
    • Enable NUMA: Check (if possible)
  • Memory Tab

    • Memory (MiB): 4096 (At least 4096, better if assign more)
    • Ballooning Device: Uncheck
  • Network Tab

    • Model: VMware vmxnet3


Nested Virtualization
How to Install/use/test VMware vSphere 7.0 (ESXi 7.0) on Proxmox VE 6.3-3 (PVE)

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