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Dell PowerEdge 2850 and hardware virtualization

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Hello,

We have a Dell PowerEdge 2850 server that we're looking to do run some virtual servers on.  Based on our research Xenserver is the best fit for our business needs.  The 2850 supports a 64bit OS, but doesn't seem to support hardware virtualization.  I thought all 64bit chips support hardware virtualization?  Is there a bios upgrade or something I can do to get Xenserver working?
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Nothing you can do.    The PowerEdge 2850 does not have a CPU with hardware virtualization -- and hardware virtualization is required for XenServer.

... there are MANY 64-bit CPUs that do not have hardware virtualization support.
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Can I upgrade the CPU?
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Possibly -- it depends on what CPU(s) you currently have installed.     But NONE of the CPU's that are supported by the 2850 have hardware virtualization support ... so upgrading to a faster CPU won't help.

You simply cannot run XenServer on this system with Windows virtual machines [You CAN run it with Linux virtual machines --- see page 3 of the installation guide:  http://support.citrix.com/servlet/KbServlet/download/20642-102-330355/installation-1.0-5.5.0-en_gb.pdf ]
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