Hyper V server spec


 We have the following server and I want to find out if Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 will run on the server.

 ProLiant DL360 G5
 2 x Quad-Core Xeon E5450 / 3 GHz
 Quad Port Gigabit NIC
 2 x Hard drive - 72GB

 Is there a  tool that could be run to check to see if the server is compatible for running Hyper-V Server 2012 R2?

 Thank you advance for your help.
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Sikhumbuzo NtsadaIT AdministrationCommented:

Try this Intel tool.
Muhammad MullaSystems AdministratorCommented:
At first glance, yes. Hyper-V has broadly the same requirements as Windows Server 2012.
The CPU supports VT, but you need to check in the BIOS whether it is or can be enabled. Usually it isn't enabled by default. 2012 r2 server doesn't require SLAT (your CPU doesn't support SLAT) for Hyper-V to run, like the Hyper-V version of Windows 8.x does. So while Client Hyper-V of Windows 8.x wouldn't work, Server 2012 r2 will.

But as the hardware isn't too new, it won't perform particularly well.
Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
The G5 should - I think I have it installed on the same system at one of my clients (DL360 G5).  G4s definitely do not.

Agreed, you need to check the BIOS config.  You must have virtualization enabled in BIOS and make sure that Data Execution Prevention is on.  Reference http://itproguru.com/expert/2012/07/configure-bios-before-installing-windows-server-2012-and-hyper-v/

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Manojkumar RaneCommented:
You can use coreinfo sysinternals tools : https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/cc835722.aspx
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