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Re: [Xen-users] What Hardware Do I Need to have

Fajar A. Nugraha wrote:

Any server/PC/notebook capable of hardware virtualization (available
in cpu and enabled in BIOS) should work.

That "enabled in BIOS" bit is important.

There are stories of people buying fairly upmarket machines, advertised as having a VT enabled CPU, only to find that it's disabled in the BIOS. It also affects people looking to use the XP Emulation feature in Windows 7 - and people are "a bit miffed" to buy a machine touted as ready for Windows 7 and find that key features have been disabled without any hint in the specs. The safest thing to do is specifically ask the vendor if it supports VT - if they say yes and it doesn't then you have grounds to return it.



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