Q. Can I run ESX Server 3.5 in a Hyper-V virtual machine?

A. Currently, the answer seems to be no. Even though ESX doesn't require hardware virtualization access, it does need to boot from a SCSI disk, which isn't currently possible with Hyper-V. Hyper-V only allows booting from a virtual IDE device, with SCSI access only for additional disks. You can install ESX server inside VMware Workstation 6.5 and Fusion using a hack in your VMX configuration file.

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