Running VMware on Proxmox

Gaston Senac

New Member
Jan 4, 2019
What parameters (CPU, network, HDD) are working better to run VMware on Proxmox?

I'm trying to run VMware 6.7 as a VM inside Proxmox and I've found a few issues.
The host or qemu CPU is not supported any more by VMWare as I have a 8 x Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU X3450 @ 2.67GHz (1 Socket), so I need to emulate "Broadwell", but if started from the GUI it will give an error. It only starts from the CLI.
The KVM parameter: -cpu 'Broadwell,+kvm_pv_unhalt,+kvm_pv_eoi,enforce,vendor=GenuineIntel'
gives me this error and won't start the VM: kvm: Host doesn't support requested features

But if I pass the parameter as: -cpu 'Broadwell' it will start fine.
Then network will not recognized the VirtIO, but will recongnize vmxnet3 (this is inside the VMWare installer).
HDD will not recognize SCSI VirtIO for example.


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