raj07
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VT Enabled in BIOS machines

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Hello gurus,

Could you please list some laptops/desktops ( may be your machines which you run esx on) that can be VT enabled in the BIOS. Also Do Macs have these option ?

The reason why i am asking is that my present laptop which i bought primarily for testing esx do not have that option in the BIOS. And at 1.6 GHz it times out when i open VC and try to add a VM.

Thanks for any help

Raj

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jose_maria_gonz
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Hi Raj07

FYI, my Dell Latitude D630 with 3GB RAM works like a charm ( with VT on , of course)

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khughes
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There are a lot of motherboards/controllers listed on www.vm-help.com which can help you. In order to run ESX/ESXi on desktop/laptop hardware you really need a newer type of laptop, and by the sounds of no VT and a 1.6 proc I'm assuming this is a semi old laptop.

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Selekta
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You will need a beefy laptop to get any sort of use out an ESX server especially if you have customers waiting for you while you demonstrate ESX to them.

I suggest a dual core 2.6GHz (minimum) with VT support

2GB RAM (minimum)

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jose_maria_gonz
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Hi Raj07

FYI, my Dell Latitude D630 with 3GB RAM works like a charm ( with VT on , of course)

rgds,

Jose Maria Gonzalez

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asatoran
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...Also Do Macs have these option ?...

Macs don't have a BIOS. But I believe VT is enabled because you can run ESXi in Fusion. I don't know if anyone's tried ESX3.0 on Fusion. If your primary goal is to learn & demo ESX, then you're probably better off sticking with a PC than a Mac.

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