I am unable to launch the Hypervisor in Server 08 R2
I can't confirm if this motherboard supports Visualization. I understand most BIOS setting and there is one for Securing Virtual Machines or something and Windows says my Windows says DEP is running. I am going to poke more in the BIOS to see what i can find and i just updated the bios to the latest from Biostars website.
Already Googled it in a few ways, no luck, feel free to seach
MORE INFO: Here is a newegg review i found for the same motherboard. This person confirms in a way the everything should work (besides NIC).
Cons: None really. As mentioned by the reviewer before me when using with a VM: "Does not support hardware pass-through,but that's known going in to it." Does support CPU Second Level Address Translation in a VM on my Athlon II x4 640 Propus (essentially hardware pass-through for the CPU).
Other Thoughts: Tried installing Microsoft's Bare metal Hyper Visor. Could not get it to recognize the NIC. Decided to give ESXi a try, and lo and behold, it worked. Zero issues installing it, and setting it up. Now running WHS2011 on ESXi 5.1 and it runs flawlessly. No lag, hiccups, or freeze ups at all. Wish everything was this easy. Not using any of the PCI slots, so all 4 SATA connectors are easy to get to. I can see how you might have an issue with the top SATA connector if using an aftermarket video card. But, I think a SATA cable with a 90 degree connector would solve that.