DL385 G1 Processor Advanced option - how to get to that menu?

On a DL85 G1 -where do I find Processor / Advanced option - how to get to that menu?

I accidentally got there yesterday but can't find it again to configure it.  All the ones listed during startup don't get me there (f8, f10, ctrl s).  I have gone through every menu and am not hitting it.
grumleyAsked:
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Yes, ESXi/ESX 4.1 runs on DL385 G1.

Hyper-V and VMware Hypervisor use different functions.

The screenshot below is from a DL385 G1

AMD Opteron 275 in DL385 G1
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GovvyCommented:
F2 into BIOS and then from there you have CPU options
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grumleyAuthor Commented:
At what part of the boot cycle?

I tried various places and nothing.
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nobusCommented:
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grumleyAuthor Commented:
I have no idea about the option kit.  What is it and what does it provide me?
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nobusCommented:
see the hp site
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grumleyAuthor Commented:
Please explain why i am to go to this site and where.

I wen to the other page and i am not sture how it is the answer
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nobusCommented:
i found it when googling for processer advanced option, so i thought it could help
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grumleyAuthor Commented:
Nobus; please explain your answer as I'm not getting what you are saying the solution is
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nobusCommented:
i cant explain - i only said i found that link, and thought it could be helpful - that's all
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grumleyAuthor Commented:
I thought I had missed the answer.  I've found references but no solid info on how to get there.  I saw the menu I just can't find a way to bring it back up.
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nobusCommented:
best ask a mod for more help - use request attention
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
What processor options do you need to set?
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grumleyAuthor Commented:
hanccocka: just want to know how to get to the menu; there were options for virtualization there
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
You are not looking for the Hyperthreading option by any chance?

Are you sure, you were not using an Intel Server? DL380 !

AMD chips have virtualization enabled by default, unlike Intel! and There is no hyperthreading option on AMD, because its an Intel Technology on that age of AMD processor.

So Ive not seen an Advanced Option under Processor on an AMD server!

But we have many DL385 and DL585 in the labs, Ill check for you tomorrow.

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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Normally, you would select Adanced Options, Processor Options on an Intel HP Server!
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grumleyAuthor Commented:
hanccocka: yes, its a dl385; I am absolutely sure I saw this menu; sadly I dont know the keystrokes or sequence that got me there;  most folks and posts have said what you said but I do know I was not in the twilight zone or having an outer limits moment>> I saw that crazy menu

I do appreciate you checking if possible.

Thanks!
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
What options do you want to enable?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Did you see this menu?

This menu?
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grumleyAuthor Commented:
There were HyperV options in the menu I  saw.


Want to know what the options are.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Hyper-V was not even invented when the HP DL385 G1 was launched?

We are talking about DL385 G1?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
There are no options to assist AMD-V. The processors are 64 bit and support Virtualisation.
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grumleyAuthor Commented:
We are talking G1.  I dont think thats the menu.
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☠ MASQ ☠Commented:
Sounds like you were in the graphical RBSU - try hitting f9 or Google RSBU and the Proliant model number and see if the images look familiar.
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grumleyAuthor Commented:
When I go into the menu that comes up from F9, under advanced there are no processor options.
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☠ MASQ ☠Commented:
Do you see an Advanced option?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
There are only Processor options on Intel. (DL380 etc)
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grumleyAuthor Commented:
I wonder why the menu came up then and what made it come up?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
keyboard key combo maybe?

what are you installing on the server, that needs you to alter bios?
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grumleyAuthor Commented:
I want to install Hyper V but that sounds like its out of the question.

Its a 2008 R2 box with SharePoint and Visual Studio for Dev.  Maybe im just better off with 12GB for one big fat machine anyhow.  Ill miss the protections and portability I get from the VM but it has alot of redundancy built in and HOPEFULLY ill be done dev within a month and then I can sell it.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Should have no issues, it supports 64 bit processors,  and hardware assisted virtualisation.
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grumleyAuthor Commented:
Except hyper v, when enabled, says no can do, enable in bios....
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
what BIOS version are you running?
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grumleyAuthor Commented:
the last one released; A05 , mar 2006 I think
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grumleyAuthor Commented:
BIOS: 3/1/2006
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
its processor series rather than bios.

You could always use VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) for free. v4.1.
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grumleyAuthor Commented:
I have read 4.1 runs into the same issues as it does not want to install without the HW assist Virtualization.

Do you have any DL385 G1 running ESX 4.1?

Is there sub info  regarding processor series beyond Opteron 275?
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grumleyAuthor Commented:
And you have to select no options to get esx 4 to run ?

Have any issues with it?

Which raid controller ?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
we've been running on DL385 and DL585 G1s for years in the Datacentre with no issues. No BIOS changes required. (16GB, 32GB, and 64GB RAM). Over engineered boxes!

RAID Controller, is the standard in the box, 5i or 6i. But we use SAN storage.

All are running ESXi 4.1 U1 & U2 from USB flash drives.
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grumleyAuthor Commented:
The host runs on USB ?  I have been seeing that.

So I run esx on a stick?

Are there any specs on the stick I should look out for?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Good Quality, HP (manufactured by PNY) or Sandisk.

anyway, going bit off topic here, otherwise I'll be discussing the whole VMware Book all night!

I would install ESXi onto a USB flash drive or SD card.

Here is the VMware KB on installing 4.1 on USB/SD:
http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1020655


Anyway, I think your question has kind of been answered in a workaround, you want to use a Hypervisor, then use VMware ESXi 4.1 U1/U2 on a USB flash drive on a DL385.

If you want to discuss VMware at length, please post a new question, and myself or other Experts, will be glad to assist.

If you have found this Answer helpful, please assign points. All the best.
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grumleyAuthor Commented:
That's all perfect.  Thanks for all the info and I think the answer is it was some kind of anomaly that i saw that menu and there isn't one for the opterons. Thanks for your time and looking into this with your equipment.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
No Problems, Happy VMware Year!
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