Sunday, September 14, 2008

ESX1 and Virtualizations 64bit Exchange for LAB


I am not going to write how much I am impressed with ESXI here at my blog. One thing I would say this is the great software (OS) me and many of my students have been waiting for to get more hands on ESX and Microsoft technologies.

You may think what is the connection VMware and Microsoft and I am about the explain to you. Virtualization technologies gone far beyond any other technologies and become one of the most skills set in the IT market USA as far as I can tell.

Knowing ESX and the technology behind is the way to corporate work and further any work place pays good $$$$. So the problem is that there was no easy way to learn the technology in the past unless you already work for an enterprise and have ESX servers, you would learn at that point, and this was the case for my learning experience.

So what has changed? VMware released new version call ESXI (Free) believe or not and almost concept same as ESX server. Installing is insane crazy, anyone who can boot from CD-room will be able to install in on any decent server. After getting your ESXI server up and running install windows 2003 and 2008 servers within the ESXI server. (You are limited to your HD space and amount of memory on the ESXI servers)

You don't need expensive server, you don't need RAID controller, and all you need is decent server with lots of RAM and HD space to create a great LAB for yourself.

Download the ESXI software from VMware website and install it on any server you have (most of the Dell servers are good to go). Microsoft has Hyper but being honest it is so easy to install ESXI and the proven UNIX reliability will be hard to defeat in my humble opinion. The foot print of ESXI is incredible.

If you have server laying around don't lose time go get started, you will understand what I mean when you get your hands on the ESXI.

Issue:

The CPU of the host is incompatible with the CPU feature

Solution:

Enable Virtualization Technology" in the server BIOS.

Getting following erros

  • The CPU of the host is incompatible with the CPU feature requirement of the virtual machine; problem detected at CPU id level 0×80000001 regsiter edx.
  • 64BIT problems, you did install ESX and cannot install the 64 bit OS to run exchange 2007?
  • if you have created a Windows 64bit virtual machine you need to ensure that you have enabled "Virtualization Technology" in the host system BIOS.
  • This feature is disabled by default so needs to be manually enabled.
  • The CPU of the host is incompatible with the CPU feature requirement of the virtual machine; problem detected at CPU id level 0×80000001 regsiter edx.


--Oz Ozugurlu

MVP (Exchange) MCITP (EMA),

MCITP (SA) MCSE 2003, M+, S+,

MCDST, Security+, Project +, Server +

Blog: http://www.smtp25.blogspot.com

1 comment:

Natural Stone said...

nice post reallly liked it.