VMWare workstation is not a supported option, but there are a few things you can try to get it to install. Grab a copy of the install guide, it will be of help.
- 2 virtual processors
- 2 GB RAM
- 80 GB hard drive
- 2 NICs
Set the system up in this way. You may still get the error message. If you do, type
This will give you some generic messages about why the install failed, which may or may not be sufficient. For more information, you can plug in and attach a flash drive, then, following the prompts, type
The output of this can be saved to the flash drive, which you can refer to later to see why it failed the identification.
It's very handy to use Email Gateway on VMWare Workstation for testing purposes.
What I did was I downloaded the virtual appliance (esx version): McAfee-MEG-7.5-2721.108.VMbuy_esx.ova is in the zip.
Imported the template into vmware workstation by choosing File --> Open and selecting the ova file. That did the trick.