Archive for January, 2010

Microsoft Hyper-V Dell PowerEdge 2900 Problem Fixed

Posted in Laws by epictetus on January 13th, 2010

I just ran into a problem where Microsoft’s Hyper-V role would not install on a 2008r2 x64 Dell PowerEdge 2900.  I had a VT-capable processor and VT enabled in the BIOS.

Turns out, the BIOS settings were backwards — if you DISABLE VT in the BIOS it is actually enabled. Disabling VT in BIOS allowed me to install Hyper-V.

This is with the latest PowerEdge 2900 BIOS (v 2.6.1)  and 1 dual-core Xeon CPU.  The problem also existed with BIOS version 1.5.1