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software virtualization is incompatible with long mode on this platform

Hello,

I'm trying to run a 64 bits linux guest in vmware workstation 8.0

This Vmware Workstation is installed on a Windows 7 64 bits (customer needs) virtual machine, running inside an ESXi 5.1 host

To summarize :

Dell Power Edge 2900 > ESXi 5.1 Host (with VT enabled in the BIOS) > Windows 7 64 bits VM > Vmware Workstation 8.x > 64 bits linux guest

I've read that since ESXi 5.1 and Workstation 8.x, nested VMs can be ran in 64 bits mode

Is the contrary (i.e running vmware workstation in ESXi ) also true ?

If yes, which VT parameter should I use ?

Of course, the tool mentionned here (and ran in the Windows 7 64 bits VM)

http://downloads.vmware.com/d/details/processor_check_5_5_dt/dCpiQGhkYmRAZQ==

Gave me : "This host is NOT capable of running a 64-bit guest operating sstem under this VMware product..."

Any help greatly appreciated.

Rgds.

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slymer2378 wrote:

Hello,

Thanks for the quick answer !!

The CPUs embedded in my Dell Power Edge are "Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5410 @ 2.33GHz". Should it be possible with this kind of processors ?

Thanks !!

Rgds.

No, these processors do not support EPT.

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Virtualized VT-x under ESXi 5.1 requires hardware support for EPT. The processors in a Power Edge 2900 are not likely to qualify. What kind of processors do you have?

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Hello,

Thanks for the quick answer !!

The CPUs embedded in my Dell Power Edge are "Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5410 @ 2.33GHz". Should it be possible with this kind of processors ?

Thanks !!

Rgds.

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duldul201110141
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You can check hcl @ www.vmware.com/go/hcl

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slymer2378 wrote:

Hello,

Thanks for the quick answer !!

The CPUs embedded in my Dell Power Edge are "Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5410 @ 2.33GHz". Should it be possible with this kind of processors ?

Thanks !!

Rgds.

No, these processors do not support EPT.

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Hello all,

Sorry for the late answer but I was waiting for a brand new system to test, and you were right.

On this new machine, the nested VM work like a charm.

thanks for your help

Rgds.

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