Install Windows 2000 Advance Server on Nutanix Acropolis

I will be asked again ” Really, who is using Windows 2000 at the end of second decade of 21’st Century” :-). Trust me, there are companies which has to keep it for compliance reasons. I have seen system like Novell 6.5, Windows NT, few months back, is the datacenters.

Below quick how to Install Windows 2000 Advance Server on Nutanix Acropolis


Step #1 – create ISO with Intel E1000 drivers

Use ISO creator and create ISO with Intel E1000 drivers or you can download ready to use ISO with drivers from here – Intel E1000 drivers for Windows 2000

Step #2  Create VM

Use IDE BUS for disks and do NOT add network adapter. When you finish, save VM and log in to CVM over SSH and get into acli and create E1000 vnic

Check VM config

Step #3  Power VM on

Power VM and install Windows 2000 server. When installation is finished, install network driver from ISO and that’s it.

Artur Krzywdzinski

Artur is Consulting Architect at Nutanix. He has been using, designing and deploying VMware based solutions since 2005 and Microsoft since 2012. He specialize in designing and implementing private and hybrid cloud solution based on VMware and Microsoft software stacks, datacenter migrations and transformation, disaster avoidance. Artur has been in IT industry since 1999 and consulting since 2008. Artur holds VMware Certified Design Expert certification (VCDX #077).

  • bud ezeddin

    have you try to deploy windows nt as well ?