VMware Virtual Machine

Posted on 2014-11-07
Last Modified: 2014-11-07
Hello Experts,

I'm have just created a virtual machine. When I power up the machine I get the following error displayed in the attached image.

Can someone help me resolve this issue?


Question by:cpatte7372
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Expert Comment

ID: 40428033
You need to enable VT in your BIOS.
I guess you are installing this on a laptop or PC?

Just restart the machine, startup the BIOS, look for the CPU setting and enable VT. Than you should be good to go.
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Accepted Solution

Miguel Angel Perez Muñoz earned 500 total points
ID: 40428041
Reboot your Hypervisor and enter on BIOS, then, search for virtualization features or VT features and enable them.
Other way can be set virtual machine as 32bit computer:
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ID: 40428053
This looks like a Nested environment, and the Intel VT Hardware flags are NOT being sent to the Virtual Machine.

If this is ESXi this is normal!

What is the VM ?

You will get the same error by default with VMware ESXi, if you install ESXi in ESXi!
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Author Comment

ID: 40428061
Hello chaps,

Thanks for responding.

I'm running the machine from a website called Therefore, I'm not sure I can get to the bios when I boot the machine.

Is it not possible to make the change while the server is live and then reboot?


Author Comment

ID: 40428064

The site is called


Author Comment

ID: 40428068
Hello Miguel,

Changing to 32bit worked liked a dream.



Author Closing Comment

ID: 40428071
Cheers mate

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