[dba-VB] OT: MS Office 2010 / MS SharePoint 2010 development system box requirements

Gustav Brock gustav at cactus.dk
Wed Nov 30 16:04:12 CST 2011

Hi Shamil

Yep, that's a show stopper. The free VMware Server will allow up to two CPUs and 64-bit but only if the host is equal or larger.

I'm not aware of any other brand of VM that will simulate multiple CPUs or cores on a host with less resources.


>>> Salakhetdinov Shamil <mcp2004 at mail.ru> 30-11-2011 21:10 >>>
Hi Gustav at all,

I have got converted Hyper-V's VHD into VMDK using the tool Gustav recommended.
VMDK image is correct - I can set it as a second HDD to my test Win7 VM.
But I can't create 64-bit VM on 32-bit system - so this work have to be suspended now... 

Thank you.

-- Shamil

28 ноября 2011, 14:53 от "Gustav Brock" <Gustav at cactus.dk>:
> Hi Shamil et al
> Here is a free tool:
> http://www.starwindsoftware.com/converter 
> to:
> <quote>
> Convert VMDK to VHD and VHD to VMDK for free
> StarWind Converter is a downloadable V2V conversion tool for virtual machines. You can use it to convert VMDK to VHD files and VHD to VMDK as well as to IMG file, which is a native StarWind format. This is a very simple but useful file conversion tool that will convert virtual hard drive images from VMware's VMDK format into the Microsoft's VHD format. It is a sector by sector copy operation from one format to the other. It does not modify the source image and will leave it so you can continue to use it.
> </quote>
> /gustav
> >>> Salakhetdinov Shamil <mcp2004 at mail.ru> 28-11-2011 11:19 >>>
> Hello Mark --
> Yes, that VMWare vSphere Hypervisor sounds promising.
> Did you work with it and did it worked well as described in the VMWare ads?
> Also, the
> 2010 Information Worker Demonstration and Evaluation Virtual Machine (SP1)
> http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=27417 
> is a Hyper-V image AFAUI. Is there any (easy and cost effective) ways to convert that Hyper-V image into an WMare image?
> Thank you.
> -- Shamil

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