Solved

Loading a Virtual Machine ESXi 4

Posted on 2011-03-17
10
654 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
Hi Guys

We recently purchased a dell power edge 1850 server witht the purpose of installing ESXi and running 3 virtual machines.

Everything works fine until i want to install SBS 2008 STD, i get an error message saying: Attempting to load a 64 bit application, however this CPU is not compatable with 64bit mode
(Screenshot of the error message is attached hereto)

I look forward to hearing from you
0
Comment
Question by:GeorgeFurnell
  • 5
  • 3
  • 2
10 Comments
 

Author Comment

by:GeorgeFurnell
ID: 35155336
Sorry, here is the error message screenshot Error Message
0
 
LVL 7

Expert Comment

by:GKalosky
ID: 35155363
The early 1850 servers did not have a 64-bit capable processor, so you will be unable to load 64-bit applications into your virtual environment.
0
 
LVL 40

Expert Comment

by:coolsport00
ID: 35155516
Yeah...what the msg is suggesting is to enable Intel-VT or AMD-V (virtual technology) in the BIOS; not sure if the 1800 has VT capability or not. You'll habe to go into the BIOS to check.

~coolsport00
0
Use Case: Protecting a Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure

Microsoft Azure is rapidly becoming the norm in dynamic IT environments. This document describes the challenges that organizations face when protecting data in a hybrid cloud IT environment and presents a use case to demonstrate how Acronis Backup protects all data.

 
LVL 40

Expert Comment

by:coolsport00
ID: 35155524
What version ESXi do you have?

~coolsport00
0
 

Author Comment

by:GeorgeFurnell
ID: 35155659
I have version 4, i have checked in the bios and dont see any option relating to the error
0
 
LVL 40

Expert Comment

by:coolsport00
ID: 35155697
Ok...so if you have ESX/ESXi 4.x, then your CPUs support 64-bit. vSphere has to be installed on a 64-bit host. But, as mentioned above, your CPUs also need to support virtual technology *IF* you wanna install a 64-bit VM. You can install 32bit fine though. According to this Community article: http://communities.vmware.com/thread/191403, some 1850s had VT and some didn't. If you go into the CPU config area of the BIOS, that is where VT would be, if you have it. If you don't, you would need to upgrade your host if you wanna install 64-bit VMs.

~coolsport00
0
 
LVL 40

Accepted Solution

by:
coolsport00 earned 250 total points
ID: 35155719
Found this Dell whitepaper comparing 1850 with 1950. On pg. 5 under the 1850 column it states VT is not available.
http://www.dell.com/downloads/global/solutions/9g%20_servers.pdf

~coolsport00
0
 

Author Comment

by:GeorgeFurnell
ID: 35155985
Thank you for you help coolsport and GKalosky! We have decided to do a clean install of SBS onto the server and at a later stage upgrade so we can run a virtual environment
0
 
LVL 40

Expert Comment

by:coolsport00
ID: 35156096
Glad to assist...

~coolsport00
0
 
LVL 7

Expert Comment

by:GKalosky
ID: 35156102
Glad to help.
0

Featured Post

PRTG Network Monitor: Intuitive Network Monitoring

Network Monitoring is essential to ensure that computer systems and network devices are running. Use PRTG to monitor LANs, servers, websites, applications and devices, bandwidth, virtual environments, remote systems, IoT, and many more. PRTG is easy to set up & use.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

When we have a dead host and we lose all connections to the ESXi, and we need to find a way to move all VMs from that dead ESXi host.
Will try to explain how to use the VMware feature TAGs in the VMs and create Veeam Backup Jobs using TAGs. Since this article is too long, I will create second article for the Veeam tasks.
Teach the user how to configure vSphere Replication and how to protect and recover VMs Open vSphere Web Client: Verify vsphere Replication is enabled: Enable vSphere Replication for a virtual machine: Verify replicated VM is created: Recover replica…
Teach the user how to use vSphere Update Manager to update the VMware Tools and virtual machine hardware version Open vSphere Client: Review manual processes for updating VMware Tools and virtual hardware versions: Create a new baseline group in vSp…

816 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

12 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now