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Install Windows XP SP 2 on Nutanix Acropolis Hypervisor

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Install Windows XP SP 2 on Nutanix Acropolis Hypervisor
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Install Windows XP SP2 on Nutanix Acropolis Hypervisor – one can ask why would you do that ? Well, there are many reasons why would you still keep you Windows XP desktops in Production, even though Windows XP is not supported by Microsoft.  One of the most “popular” is legacy application which is either not supported on newer OS version or upgrade costs “millions $” and takes ages to migrate.

Below is a quick guide how to Install Windows XP SP2 on Nutanix Acropolis Hypervisor.

Requirements:

  • Nutanix Operating System – 4.5.1.2 or newer
  • Nutanix Acropolis Hypervisor in version 20161109 or newer
  • Fedora VirtIO drivers in version 0.1.102 or newer

How to:

  • Deploy new VM on Acropolis and install Windows XP SP2 from ISO image.
    NOTE: make sure OS drive in configured to use IDE controller

Read the entire article here, Install Windows XP SP 2 on Nutanix Acropolis Hypervisor

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