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HP proliant DL380 SUPPORT windows 2008 64 bit ??

 
kevin002
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HP proliant DL380 SUPPORT windows 2008 64 bit ??

 I have an HP Proliant DL380 server, intel Xeon 3.8 GHz 2MB L2 cash.  I have a VMware 4.1 EXSi , I'm not able to create a windows 2008 64 bit server. Does this server accepts 64 bit OS ??

Thanks

Kevin

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Johan Guldmyr
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Re: HP proliant DL380 SUPPORT windows 2008 64 bit ??

Check for supported OS on this page: http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/servers/windows/index.html

 

It depends on which DL380 generation you have. 

kevin002
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Re: HP proliant DL380 SUPPORT windows 2008 64 bit ??

It is HP proliant DL380 G4

Johan Guldmyr
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Re: HP proliant DL380 SUPPORT windows 2008 64 bit ??

kevin002
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Re: HP proliant DL380 SUPPORT windows 2008 64 bit ??

And  how to inable the VT in the BIOS to have the longmode available? Im not finding it in the BIOS

any Help ??

kevin002
Occasional Visitor

Re: HP proliant DL380 SUPPORT windows 2008 64 bit ??

Yes VMware 4 is supported and it working fine. I have several 32 bit windows OS working fine

Johan Guldmyr
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Re: HP proliant DL380 SUPPORT windows 2008 64 bit ??

kevin002
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Re: HP proliant DL380 SUPPORT windows 2008 64 bit ??

Sorry for not making it clear from the beginning. I have HP proliant DL380 G4  acting as a host server running VMware EXSi 4.1 . Also I have 2  windows 2008 32 bit as  guest on that Host. And now  Im trying to add another guest windows 2008 64 and  its not accepting it because its 64 bit. its giving me a message saying that the Host CPU is incompatible with the virtual machine requirements. See attached message for details

thanks

Johan Guldmyr
Honored Contributor

Re: HP proliant DL380 SUPPORT windows 2008 64 bit ??

OK. Still not clear. If your machine tells you your CPU does not support X, perhaps it would be useful if you informed us about exactly which CPU model you have? "Xeon" is not enough.

 

So in BIOS, go to the place as shown in the picture at the bottom of this thread: http://h30499.www3.hp.com/t5/ProLiant-Servers-ML-DL-SL/How-to-enable-virtualization-on-a-DL380-G4/td-p/2302019

 

If you do not find virtualization (or VT-x) in there - your BIOS/CPU does not support virtualization.

 

Find exactly whch Xeon you have and check the list here if your CPU supports virtualization: http://ark.intel.com/Products/VirtualizationTechnology

 

If the CPU supports it, you could try to upgrade firmware on the BIOS/System ROM.