I won't be much help to you on this, but I just yesterday moved my WCS over to VM Ware and upgraded to 22.214.171.124 to support it. We were having issues with 126.96.36.199 so I went ahead and upgraded. Our WiSM's are still running 188.8.131.52 just because it is very stable in the WiSM world. We are thinking hard about the upgrade to 184.108.40.206 just because we can support 16 VLAN's.
Anyway, from a WCS document on CCO, I found this statement...
"Note: When running WCS on a dedicated VmWare server, these minimum hardware requirements are necessary based on WCS high-end server hardware specifications:
- Quad CPU running at 3.15 GHz
- 8 GBs RAM
- 200 GB hard drive"
I took it to our server admin and he was telling me that he thought this to be odd due to the fact that Windows Server 2003 won't recognize any amount of RAM over 4 Gig. So we had boost this VM box to 4 Gig. It seems to be running fine, but slow. Our stand alone server would really throw the pages up, but this takes a little time on every page request.
Your server administrator is only partially correct on the RAM limit for MS Windows 2K3. The 4GB RAM limit only applies to MS Windows 2K3 Standard Edition. MS Windows Server Enterprise R2 Edition will support up to 64GB of RAM and Datacenter R2 will support 128GB.
The other thing to note is that the requirements you stated above are for the VMWare ESX server. VMWare is a Linux platform which has different hardware support parameters from Windows.