Virtualization

Step-by-step: Installing ESXi as a virtual machine

Enable Promiscuous Mode

If virtual machines on the virtual ESXi server are going to be powered on, the Enable Promiscuous Mode option will need to be enabled on the vSwitch on which the virtual ESXi server resides. The image above shows this configuration At that point, the virtual machine is ready to go for all of your testing and development pleasure.

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