Silkerdax
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Incompatible AMD-V on Workstation 17.0 but not 16.x

"Error while powering on: This host supports AMD-V, but the AMD-V implementation is incompatible with VMware Player." is the error message I get when booting my virtual machine after upgrading to Workstation 17.0. No issues before upgrading to 17.0 and after downgrading to 16.2.4 again.

Was my CPU dropped on 17.0 or is that a Workstation bug?

Host is Windows 10 x64, CPU is Phenom II X4 955.

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fastleo63
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Me, too.
Host O.S.: Microsoft Windows Server 2022
Host CPU: AMD Phenom II X6 1090T

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zPredz
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Me too
Same issue when upgrade to Workstation 17.0
CPU: Phenom || X6 1090T

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kirios
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Me too
Same issue when upgrade to Workstation 17.0

Windows 10 Pro x64 22H2 19045.2311
CPU: AMD Athlon(tm) II X4 640

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MagikGimp
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Me four.

AMD Athlon(tm) II X4 620 - 2.60 GHz

Maybe it's time I upgraded to my 'new' Phenom II X4 850 - 3.3 GHz after all. I keep putting it off.

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fastleo63
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Unfortunately, Workstation 17 requires "...a compatible 64-bit x86/AMD64 CPU launched in 2011 or later".
Specifically, "...AMD Bulldozer or a newer CPU". So we must go from FX series.

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fastleo63
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Sorry, double post

 

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marko234
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me too,

cpu:   amd phenom ii n950

 

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nballfr
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It seems to be a bug in the AMD-V implementation for Fusion/Player/Workstation 17.x version.
Same issue can be reproduced on ESXi 8.0 (no problem with ESXi 7.x).

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fastleo63
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I solved that problem by purchasing a used AMD FX-8320 CPU. As of today, they are rather inexpensive.

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nballfr
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Just ordered an AMD EPYC 7763, I'll post to report if it is working (or not)

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