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tdubb123
Expert
Expert

windows 2003 x64 on 32bit esx

so I cannot run x64bit vm on a esx server that is not x64?

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oreeh
Immortal
Immortal

To run 64bit guest the hosts hardware needs to support 64bit AND you need

VT support.

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Dave_Mishchenko
Immortal
Immortal

The server you're using will need to support Inter VT or the AMD equivalent. Usually Intel VT is disabled in the BIOS so you'll need to enabled. Then create the VM and select Windows 64 bit as the guest OS. If Intel VT is currently disabled you'll just need to enable it - no changes required to ESX.

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tdubb123
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what is intel vt. i do not see anything in the bios. i am using a dell poweredge 2850. dual 3ghz cpu

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oreeh
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Download the 64bit check tool http://download3.vmware.com/software/vi/CPU_Compatibility.zip

and run it.

It will tell you if your host supports 64bit.

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TomHowarth
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I am pretty certian that the PE2850 does not support VT extensions, somebody jump in and should otherwise if this is the case. I thnk you will need the 2900 series to obtain this functionality.

I could be wrong, I have been in the past

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matt-brewster
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You are correct - the 2850 does not support 64-bit guests. See for clarification.

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