I have yet another question regarding EVC and what hardware can be used. I have four brand new BL465c G5 HP blades with quad core AMD processors. When I edit the settings for the cluster all four show as "Incompatible Hardware" for EVC. I thought these systems should be compatible and that perhaps I hadn't activated the AMD virtualization features in the BIOS, which I hadn't. But I activated it on one system and it still shows as incompatible. I'm only running ESX 3.5 update 1, but my older systems show up as just needing to be updated to update 2, not that they are incompatible.
Does any one have any ideas before I call support?
EVC is only supported on Update 2. Patch them up and try again. Also, make sure you're only enabling EVC in a cluster that has hosts with no running VM's on it. EVC can't enable on an existing cluster with running VM's.
Rajeev: You were absolutely right on the no-execute bit. The email from the forum cut that off and I didn't see it initially. I just enabled the No-Execute Page-Protection on the advanced CPU settings and the hosts are no longer incompatible. The one running update 2 is fine and the one running update 1 shows it needs the update applied.