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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Which CPU for XenServer do I need

Citrix XenServer to be able to virtualise Windows OS need some support on the hardware site. You have to have a CPU which bring the "virtualisation feature". It's mean: Intel-VT or Amd-V.

To see if your processor is 64 bit, you can run the following command:

# egrep --color ' lm ' /proc/cpuinfo

How you can check if your CPU has one of these necessary features:

# egrep --color '^flags.*(vmx|svm)' /proc/cpuinfo

How to check if your CPU supports hardware virtualization
Hyper-V: Will My Computer Run Hyper-V? Detecting Intel VT and AMD-V
Does your CPU run Intel-VT or AMD-V?
XenServer 3.2 Hardware Support FAQ

1 comment:

  1. This is a very confusing that which CPU will be compatible with the Xenserver. I think that Xen kernel 3.3 has CPU Flag Masking, which would allow non-homogeneous CPUs to be used in the same resource pool. This might be available in 6.0, but is not in 5.0 or 5.5. Hope this help you with you server problem.configuration management