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How to enable HT in ESXi

Posted on 2011-05-07
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I just noticed this - how is this somethig I need to do on the Server, in VMware, or is it a limitation of using the free version (VM)?

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Opps - image Screenshot
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Hyperthreading is a function of the processor not an ESX function.
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So I have to enable it (pretty sure it was already) in the BIOS?

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Your processor doesn't support Hyperthreading.

see here

http://ark.intel.com/Product.aspx?id=27219
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 2000 total points
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Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology = No for the Xeon 5160
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Well that explains that then!


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Hyperthreading is an older Intel CPU technology replaced by Cores.
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Ahh - I see. Thanks.

I just noticed it and thought I may be missing out on power!
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On the older processors we had Hyperthreading, but not Dual or Quad cores.
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