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2010

Hi all,

i think it isn't a secret if a say vmware server 2 never was a priority virtualization product for vmware.

 

Then it shouldn't be a surprise if the vmware will drop support for vmware at 2011-06-30.

 

This statement can be verified for example in one of the vmware security advisories. The vmware text is this:

 

End of General Support for VMware Server 2.0 is 2011-06-30, users should plan to upgrade to the newest release of either ESXi or VMware Player.

 

Additionally here can be checked the vmware official support for vmware server 2.

 

Then, maybe is time to take a look to other vmware alternatives, right!?

 

 

 

Regards

Nowadays,  if you want to be able to run 64 bits guests in the hypervisors or hosted vmware products, there are some hardware requirements you must satisfy.

 

First the CPU must be Intel EM64T and VT capable or AMD64 (revision D or later). At the end of this post there are useful links about what processors support this virtualization technologies.

 

If the CPU is Intel VT capable then it must be enabled on BIOS. To be really sure is better power off and power on the system after changes are configured like this vmware doc recommends (checking it carefully is highly recommended):  http://communities.vmware.com/docs/DOC-8978

 

Some excellent VMware KB's about this topic: one, another

 

Useful information about Intel and AMD virtualization features and CPU features finders:

 

http://www.amd.com/us/products/technologies/virtualization/Pages/amd-v.aspx

 

http://www.intel.com/technology/virtualization/technology.htm?iid=tech_vt+tech

http://ark.intel.com/

 

 

 

 

Regards