x64 guests on DL380 G4
Posted on 2012-09-04
I have a DL380 G4 server I bought cheap off ebay to learn Exchange 2010, Lync 2010 Server etc. It's a 64-bit server.
ESX 4.x installed fine however ,I cant install x64 guest OS's, apparrently the processor doesn't support it. I need to enable VT in the BIOS for which I don't have the option (according to the many forum posts on the HP website I've read).
So I think I the following options left :
i. Install Windows 2008 Server x64 and then install Exchange 2010 and Lync 2010 Server on top of this.
ii. Install Windows 2008 Server x64 and see if there is any way to install a VMware-workstation style application to allow me to install x64 OS's. Apparently, Hyper-V won't work with this type of server either, so I'm not sure what will really?
Any ideas folks.