After a successful install of EVE-NG (as a guest) on VMware Server 5.1, a couple of notes:

  • EVE-NG as a virtual machine requires Intel VT enabled on the host you install it on this can be configured from the BIOS of the host. You can verify the enablement by going to the following URL on the ESX host:

    CTRL+F forĀ nestedHVSupported
  • You need to enable CPU VT extensions passthrough on the EVE-NG guest machine configuration. The way you configure this really depends on the VMware ESXi version that you are running. As i am running VMware Server 5.1 the .vmx file was adjusted with the value: