Search for running ESX under workstation or check out the Xtravirt whitepapers on the topic. Basically, ESX3.5 requires large page support (gets huge speed improvement). To run ESX 3.5 under Workstation 6.5 you need a CPU that supports large pages. So early 64-bit CPUs - no go, more recent CPUs (ie one- year old or so) or quad-cores - generally OK
So what you are runing into is NOT an issue of 64-bit. IT has to due to what ESX 3.5 is looking for in terms of CPU support.
Thanks for sharing.
I have Q8200. This chip does not support VT.
The Q6600 supports VT.
These links statesit clearly. It provides the info:
This link is misleading. It gives the impression that Q8200 does support VT:
HTH for all.
We are experiencing a similar problem. We encountered the Q8200 chipset, 4GB on Window XP 64-bit, and we are running VMs in a VMWare Workstation environment. We are also running into problems with running multiple VMs. Not too sure if VT is the primary cause of this or if it is disk I/O.
Does anyone know whether VT or I/O is the major problem?
In comparison between ESX and Workstation and the Q8200 and a chip with VT. ESX seems to require VT. Whereas, we find similar performance in Workstation - with or without VT. Can anyone confirm this?
In normal conditions a ESX(i) VM should outrun a WS VM.
If it does not I would check your ESX(i) setup.
Nobody here knows the specs of your VMs. So we can't give good answers here.
I would say that VT is not a big variable in judging performance.
Some VMs must have VT - so there is no question at all.
For those VMs that "can make use of VT" but where it is no "must have" I doubt if it makes a big significant difference