Hi, I'm trying to set up VDI across Windows Server 2012 VMs running on Hyper-V 2012.
The wizard's compatibility check for the Virtualization Host server failed with "Hardware-assisted virtualization is not present on the server".
I'm running an FX-8120 CPU and have the ASUS M5A97 motherboard.
I know I'm supposed to enable No-Execute (Hyper-V Hardware Considerations) but I cannot find that or any other synonyms of it in my motherboards UEFI BIOS (NX, XD, EVP, XN... nothing).
I found this:
PAE/NX/SSE2 Support Requirement Guide for Windows 8
which in short says "Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 requires that systems must have processors that support NX, and NX must be turned on for important security safeguards to function effectively and avoid potential security vulnerabilities."
this leads me to believe NX is on by default if I was able to get this far and install Hyper-V 2012 and Windows Server 2012..
Also I tried to disable AVX in cmd with "bcdedit /set xsavedisable 1". Did not resolve
My processor is Zambezi FX-8120 and also supports RVI/SLAT:
processor: Newegg Processor FX-8120
support proof: AMD Processors with Rapid Virtualization Indexing Required to Run Hyper-V in Windows 8
What going on here? I bought this CPU specifically after I had the same problems with an older AMD Athelon II and made sure to buy one with AMD-V and RVI.
I'm aware my MB is not a server motherboard, but I was trying to spend as little as possible to retrofit my home rig into a lab deployment. I've read a VMWare thread where someone successfully set up nested virtualization using ESXi5 with an FX-8120 and a cheap $65 Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 ... Hyper-V has been a pain the whole way through from setting up remote management and now this.
If someone suspects it's my MB can you also make a suggestion as to what features I should be looking for in a new one? NX, IOMMU, some other virtualization feature?
If you've had similar set up, perhaps recommend an MB? Not looking to spend that much $150 max.
- Edited by techtalk7 Sunday, November 11, 2012 8:51 PM