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Old 12-20-2011, 06:47 AM   #1
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Not able to install esx server in core 2duo pc


Hi Team,

I am not able to install ESX server 5.0 in VMware 8.0 machine in my PC(Core2duo E6550 @ 2.33 Vt enabled ,4gb memory,1TB HDD) .It throws error "Hardware virtualisation is not a feature of the CPU or not enabled in the Bios.
" .I have enables VT in BIOS .error screen attached .Below is the details of my processor

http://ark.intel.com/products/30783/...333-MHz-FSB%29

Looking forward for help .Suggest me if the thread is in wrong place.

Thanks in advance .
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Old 12-21-2011, 10:23 AM   #2
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Hi Team,
I am not able to install ESX server 5.0 in VMware 8.0 machine in my PC(Core2duo E6550 @ 2.33 Vt enabled ,4gb memory,1TB HDD) .It throws error "Hardware virtualisation is not a feature of the CPU or not enabled in the Bios. I have enables VT in BIOS .error screen attached .Below is the details of my processor

http://ark.intel.com/products/30783/...333-MHz-FSB%29

Looking forward for help .Suggest me if the thread is in wrong place.
Did you check the VMWare site, specifically the hardware requirements for ESX 5.0??
http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/mic...rnalId=1003661

Core2 Duo isn't on the HCL. Since ESX is a commercial product, have you called VMWare for support?
 
Old 12-22-2011, 10:20 AM   #3
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Hi TBOne,

Thanks for reply .I got the solution .I had to disable 2 things in Bios to make it work ESX server in my pc.

1.In main , " SW single processor mode " Disable (By default enable)

2.In Advanced boot configuration ,"Max cpu ID Value limit" Disable

By default , This option are enable in my Pc .Once disabled , Esx server worked fine both in Vmware and PC directly.Any processor with VT enable with morethan 2GB ram is sufficient to install ESX server 5.0 & 4.x series.

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Old 01-03-2012, 02:40 AM   #4
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Hi call_krushna,

I also have the same problem, please help me... I have intel core 2 duo processor, 4 GB ram, and the both options, In main , " SW single processor mode " and In Advanced boot configuration ,"Max cpu ID Value limit" both I have set to Disable only. I have enabled VT technology in bios also. But still I am not able to install esx 3.5 in vmware workstation 8.0.1. While creating new virtual machine, I am selecting vmware esx(I have esx 5 or esxi/esx4 options available). Immediately below I get a message as 64 bit guest OS are not supported by this host and will not run.

I have:

Core2 duo processor @2.70 GHz
4 GB Ram
Enabled VT in Bios and In main , " SW single processor mode " and In Advanced boot configuration ,"Max cpu ID Value limit" both I have set to Disable only.


Please help...

Thanks,
chaitanya.
 
Old 01-03-2012, 09:46 AM   #5
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Hi call_krushna,
I also have the same problem, please help me... I have intel core 2 duo processor, 4 GB ram, and the both options, In main , " SW single processor mode " and In Advanced boot configuration ,"Max cpu ID Value limit" both I have set to Disable only. I have enabled VT technology in bios also. But still I am not able to install esx 3.5 in vmware workstation 8.0.1. While creating new virtual machine, I am selecting vmware esx(I have esx 5 or esxi/esx4 options available). Immediately below I get a message as 64 bit guest OS are not supported by this host and will not run.

I have:
Core2 duo processor @2.70 GHz
4 GB Ram
Enabled VT in Bios and In main , " SW single processor mode " and In Advanced boot configuration ,"Max cpu ID Value limit" both I have set to Disable only.
3.5 is OLD...install the latest versions of things, and you may be able to get them to work. And again, I'll point you to the ESX hardware compatibility lists, provided in my last post. ESX is a commercial product...have you called them for support? And if you can't install a 64 bit OS, have you tried 32bit???
 
Old 01-03-2012, 10:10 AM   #6
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Hi call_krushna,

I also have the same problem, please help me... I have intel core 2 duo processor, 4 GB ram, and the both options, In main , " SW single processor mode " and In Advanced boot configuration ,"Max cpu ID Value limit" both I have set to Disable only. I have enabled VT technology in bios also. But still I am not able to install esx 3.5 in vmware workstation 8.0.1. While creating new virtual machine, I am selecting vmware esx(I have esx 5 or esxi/esx4 options available). Immediately below I get a message as 64 bit guest OS are not supported by this host and will not run.

I have:

Core2 duo processor @2.70 GHz
4 GB Ram
Enabled VT in Bios and In main , " SW single processor mode " and In Advanced boot configuration ,"Max cpu ID Value limit" both I have set to Disable only.


Please help...

Thanks,
chaitanya.
In my case , My OS (ubuntu-11.10) is 64bit and I am installing 64bit version of vmware .Make sure you have 64bit of OS and 64bit of vmware .Let me know, if you have more issue .If you have got different work around , please post it
 
Old 01-03-2012, 10:46 AM   #7
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Hi,

Thanks for the reply. I have ubuntu 11.10 Host OS and I have installed VMware 8.0.1 in ubuntu. Now I am trying with Esx 3.5, Esx 4.0, and 4.1 also. Nothing worked out... Please reply if you need any other info... Please help me in solving this problem..

Thanks,
Chaitanya.
 
Old 01-03-2012, 01:56 PM   #8
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Hi,
Thanks for the reply. I have ubuntu 11.10 Host OS and I have installed VMware 8.0.1 in ubuntu. Now I am trying with Esx 3.5, Esx 4.0, and 4.1 also. Nothing worked out... Please reply if you need any other info... Please help me in solving this problem..
Ok...again:
  • If your system is telling you it can't support 64 bit, then install 32bit
  • READ the hardware compatibility list on the link provided before.
  • ESX/etc. is a COMMERCIAL product....if you're having problems, CALL VMWARE and ask their tech support...that's what you're paying them for
 
Old 01-04-2012, 04:18 AM   #9
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Hi,

Thanks for the reply. I have ubuntu 11.10 Host OS and I have installed VMware 8.0.1 in ubuntu. Now I am trying with Esx 3.5, Esx 4.0, and 4.1 also. Nothing worked out... Please reply if you need any other info... Please help me in solving this problem..

Thanks,
Chaitanya.
Is your OS is 64bit or 32 bit .Make sure you are installing 64 bit os .To check the os

#uname -m


Out put should "x86_64" .If the output is like i686 or i386 ,then your OS is 32 bit.

check the log file /var/log/message if u found any info regarding installation , just post it.
 
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Is your OS is 64bit or 32 bit .Make sure you are installing 64 bit os .To check the os
#uname -m

Out put should "x86_64" .If the output is like i686 or i386 ,then your OS is 32 bit. check the log file /var/log/message if u found any info regarding installation , just post it.
Did you read the post???
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Immediately below I get a message as 64 bit guest OS are not supported by this host and will not run.
 
Old 01-04-2012, 10:21 AM   #11
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Did you read the post???
I am aware of this post. I thinks,To install 64bit os as a guest in virtual environment, host machine must be 64bit .

Thanks and regards
 
Old 01-04-2012, 10:24 AM   #12
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Is your OS is 64bit or 32 bit .Make sure you are installing 64 bit os .To check the os

#uname -m


Out put should "x86_64" .If the output is like i686 or i386 ,then your OS is 32 bit.

check the log file /var/log/message if u found any info regarding installation , just post it.
After enabling the bios options , Just uninstall and install vmware .It should work fine.

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