+ 0 Votes VMware ESX within VMware Server Miyamoto Musashi 7 years ago The issue with the SCSI disk availability is within VMware itself. I am assuming you understand VMware and how the "device drivers" work. With that understanding, VMware uses "soft" device drivers to control the virtual machine "hardware". What is your host operating system? VMware ESX Server is a linux based network operating system and it is a bit picky about the hardware it is install on. If you review the HCL for ESX Server, you will find that the "soft" device driver for the HDD "hardware" is not listed. I have attempted to do what you are trying to do and eventually just gave up on it. I did figure out that if you install ESX Server then Windows (2000 or XP Professional), I could install VMware Server (free) and a virtual machine and THAT works, however, that is backward from what you are trying to attempt. Based on my experience, I do not believe what you are trying to attempt is possible, UNLESS you choose to write "compatable" device drivers for VMware Server to be used within VMware ESX Server (a daunting possibility). So, the short answer to your question is no, I don't believe that you would beable to create an ESX Server host within VMware Server (free). + 0 Votes stuck at process adding new Storage Device deepak.yadav1 6 years ago Hi, I followed all your manual given at your site but stuck at process adding new Storage Device even after adding ISCSI Server IP in Dynamic Discover TAB. after scan says 0 targets ESX server 3.0.1 on IBM Think center Desktop ISCSI on Virtual Redhat Linux 5 testing all this on corporate LAN with DHCP Please suggest. Thanks + 0 Votes Running VMware ESX in a VM gavin.jolliffe 6 years ago It's not possible to run ESX Server in VMware Server (at time of writing) but it is possible to run it in VMware Workstation 6, which is pretty affordable. Check out the whitepaper on how to do it here: http://www.xtravirt.com/index.php?option=com_remository&Itemid=75&func=fileinfo&id=11. It works perfectly well - I've had multiple servers on my laptop using an iSCSI software target VM doing VMotion, HA & DRS - great infrastructure in a box!