For information about using Image Builder to make a custom ISO, see the v Sphere Installation and Setup documentation.v Sphere 5.1 Update 2 supports only CPUs with LAHF and SAHF CPU instruction sets.Starting with Windows Vista, the incidence of Blue Screens or Stop Errors have drastically come down.When Windows encounters a condition that compromises safe system operation (i.e., a “bug”), the system halts. It is also commonly referred to as a system crash, a kernel error, a system fault, or a Stop Error.You can install one or both clients from the VMware v Center™ Installer wizard.Virtual Disk Development Kit (VDDK) 5.1.2 adds support for ESXi 5.1 Update 2 and v Center Server 5.1 Update 2 releases. To determine which processors, storage devices, SAN arrays, and I/O devices are compatible with v Sphere 5.1 Update 2, use the ESXi 5.1 Update 2 information in the VMware Compatibility Guide.
If your host hardware is not compatible, a purple screen appears with an incompatibility information message, and you cannot install or upgrade to v Sphere 5.1 Update 2.To use such virtual machines on ESXi 5.1 Update 2 , upgrade the virtual machine compatibility. Read the v Sphere Installation and Setup documentation for step-by-step guidance on installing and configuring ESXi and v Center Server.Although the installations are straightforward, several subsequent configuration steps are essential.The following guest operating system releases that are no longer supported by their respective operating system vendors are deprecated.Future v Sphere releases will not support these guest operating systems, although v Sphere 5.1 Update 2 does support them.