7 Replies Latest reply on Jan 29, 2009 9:13 AM by jmattson

    Is there any value to enabling Intel-VT for 32-bit Linux host and 32-bit Windows guest?

    metcalfjm Lurker

      Hi All,

       

      I have a quick question concerning my VMWare Server 2.0 installation on my Linux host workstation.

       

      The Linux host is 32-bit, and I am running a single guest, which is Windows XP Professional 32-bit.  In my browsing of the internal documentation related to the enabling of the Intel-VT capability, it seems that the discussions center around enabling the support of virtualization of 64-bit systems.

       

      Therefore my question is given my setup whether or not I will realize any advantage by enabling my CPU's VT capability in my BIOS?  I can get VMWare Server to run my guest OS whether or not I enable this feature and I do not notice any obvious difference between the two choices; performance or otherwise.

       

      Best regards,

       

      -J