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64-bit on Proliant DL580 G3 running ESX 3.5

Lakshmi Narasimhan Chaa
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64-bit on Proliant DL580 G3 running ESX 3.5


Can we run a 64-bit operating system on the Proliant DL580 G3 server.

if yes, how to ?. I got stuck in the middle, when i tried to import a physical machine to virtual machine on ESX 3.5 running on Proliant DL580 G3.

I got an error message error in converting 64 bit sources to 32 bit destination.

Can someone help, me where i am going wrong.

Re: 64-bit on Proliant DL580 G3 running ESX 3.5

Firstly check that you have enabled VT (virtualization hardware acceleration) in the bios. Also there might be other 64-bit relevent settings - make sure they are set to optimize/enable 64bit processing.

Then Cold boot. I.e. turn the power off completely, then on.

Then reinstall ESXi. When ESXi installs it checks the motherboard settings and installs the correct kernal, so a reinstall is probably needed.

BTW there is a HP version of ESXI 4.0, which works lovely

Hope this helps