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Hardware-assisted virtualization for Xeon W3680 with WX58BP board?

Last response: in CPUs
May 3, 2010 7:28:44 AM


I'm running Vmware Server on Windows 7 64-bit and I'm trying to have them host Windows Server 2008 R2 64-bit.

My Xeon W3680 processor supports VT-x, and my WX58BP board's BIOS has VT-d enabled, but Microsoft's HAV detection tool indicates that HAV "is not enabled." Intel's comparison tool does not indicate whether my CPU supports VT-d, or whether my board supports VT-x (ref:,36785,47917).

1. Does the Xeon W3680 support VT-d? Does HAV require the CPU to support VT-d?

2. Does the WX58BP board support VT-x? Does HAV require the motherboard to support VT-x?

3. Is my system capable of enabling hardware-assisted virtualization?

Thanks in advance!