Microsoft now fully supports VMware ESX Server.


It’s official: Microsoft now supports VMware’s ESX server. I can remember a time when something like this would never have happened. It just goes to show you that if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em. ESX Server passed the Windows Server virtualization validation program.

ESX 3.5 Update 2 is now fully supported on Windows Server 2008, Windows 2000 Server Service Pack 4, and Windows Server 2003 SP 2.

The following other vendors have been validated as well:

  • Cisco Systems, Inc
  • Citrix Systems, Inc.
  • Novell, Inc.
  • Oracle, USA Inc.
  • Sun Microsystems
  • Unisys Corp.
  • Virtual Iron Software

This would be an ideal time to upgrade, since you would now fall under the full support of Microsoft.