ESXi on Dell SC440 running a Core 2 Duo reports that I can't run a 64bit guest OS

Posted on 2009-04-23
Last Modified: 2013-12-10
ESXi on Dell SC440 running a Core 2 Duo reports that I can't run a 64bit guest OS. Any ideas on how to fix?
Question by:ConfigMang
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    seen this a number of times. you'll find on the vm support forums that 64 bit vms are only currently support with certain 64 bit amd chipsets. they also provide a utility on the vm support site that you can download and run on an system you want to put a 64 bit vm session on. it will tell you right off the bat if its compatible or not. sorry you're out of luck with the core 2 duo. 32bit only currently
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    1.  Make sure that Intel Virtualization is enabled in the BIOS, this will normally do the trick
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    There is a setting in the BIOS that you have to enable its called VT, make sure that is enabled, and that should give you 64bit support for your Operating systems.

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