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can't install windows 64 bit on hp DL 380 g4?

Posted on 2010-04-06
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Last Modified: 2013-11-29
Hi, I have a HP DL 380 G4 server with Dual 3.6 Ghz Xeon processors running esxi 4.0. I'm trying to install win2k8 R2 64 bit edition on the server but vmware keeps complaining that the server is not compatible with 64 bit OSes? From the world specs it says that the CPUs and server are good to go? Any ideas?


Question by:jbla9028
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Brad Howe earned 2000 total points
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The DL 380 G4 but it does not support VT (Virtualisation Technology). this is a requirement to install 64 Bit VM in a ESX(*) host.

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by:Brad Howe
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If you are lucky and have a very late DL380 G4 then you may be able to go into the bios and enable VT.

If VT is not listed and only HT is available, then you will need ot buy a new server or upgrade the motherboard.

Wish there was a better solution,
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by:Paul Solovyovsky
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hades666 is correct, no Intel VT on the G4, the first model that supports Intel VT is the G5 series.
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Some issue; but willing to upgrade the motherboard on DL380 G4.  Have Intel VT Chips (Intel Xeon MP 7110M 2.60GHz), just need a motherboard that will drop in the chassis and support the chips.  Is this possible; any recomendations on where to get motherboards?  Thanks, very new at this.
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by:Paul Solovyovsky
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I doubt that it will work since the connectors are oem HP for power, PS, etc..  For that model there is a CPU kit that you need and may have a daughter card requirement.

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Cost of upgrade would likely warrant buying another server anyways. the the DL380 G5 isn't too bad on ebay

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