Proliant ml350 G5 Hyper-V not starting virtual machines

benjilafouine
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Hi,

I just reformated today an existing HP Proliant ML350 G5 equipped with a quad-core Xeon CPU and 10 GB RAM with Windows 2008 R2 Standard Edition.

I also updated the BIOS to the latest version (D21) and activated the Vistualization Assist Technology in the BIOS of the machine.

Then I installed Hyper-V from the Server Manager console.

Unfortunately, the test virtual machine I created refused to start with a message that the Virtual Assist Technology is not enabled in the BIOS. However, it is.

Has anyone had any issues on this model of server with Hyper-V? On the HP website, this server is listed as compatible with Hyper-V.

Am I missing a patch or something like this?

I was counting on that server to act as a VM backup machine for the new G6 In installed recently (which runs very well with Hyper-V). Note: I had to apply a Microsoft hotfix on my G6 because Hyper-V was causing BSODs every day or so.

Thanks in advance.

Benji.
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Hello there are 2 changes to do in Bios on the ml350 g5 to use hyper-v, see following link, it should help:

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c01516156/c01516156.pdf

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Yeah, I finally found these instructions last night. Trying this morning and will report.

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That was it. Problem fixed.

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Fixed. There is more than one value to change there.

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