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[Citrix XenServer] PC without Hardware-assisted virtualization

Posted 01 January 2013 - 08:19 PM

I was going to install Citrix XenServer but the installer mentioned something about my pc not having Intel-VT (Intel Virtualization Technology) activated in BIOS. Went into bios to change it only to notice that there were no such option.

Apprantly my PC lacks support for Hardware assisted virtualization. After reading about it for a while I was informed that I won't be able to install any windows based OS's on it without that feature. And I was really looking forward to get started with Citrix XenServer, setting up a windows server network. :(

So my question is, are there any other similar alternatives to XenServer that might work? That dosen't require hard-ware assisted virtualisation?

I'd much mroe prefer a hypervisor infront of an OS-based solution. Faster, more stable and less prone to errors.

If not possible then give me the best solution you got.

Thanks!

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Re: [Citrix XenServer] PC without Hardware-assisted virtualization

Posted 01 January 2013 - 08:59 PM

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give me the best solution you got.

Go buy the right hardware. I mean this is just some home project, right?
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Re: [Citrix XenServer] PC without Hardware-assisted virtualization

Posted 01 January 2013 - 09:23 PM

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give me the best solution you got.

Go buy the right hardware. I mean this is just some home project, right?


Yep. Forgot to mention that. Best sandwich-layer-OS-based solution?
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Re: [Citrix XenServer] PC without Hardware-assisted virtualization

Posted 01 January 2013 - 09:25 PM

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Best sandwich-layer-OS-based solution?

What?
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Re: [Citrix XenServer] PC without Hardware-assisted virtualization

Posted 01 January 2013 - 09:38 PM

View Postmodi123_1, on 01 January 2013 - 09:25 PM, said:

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Best sandwich-layer-OS-based solution?

What?


Sorry, haven't slept in quite a while. I was referring to the concept of let's say for example Virtual Box. Where you have an OS between the hardware and the one you're emulating. Sandwich. Harr Harr. Double that is. Ugh. Never mind. Night.

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Re: [Citrix XenServer] PC without Hardware-assisted virtualization

Posted 02 January 2013 - 01:11 AM

FYI, use try vmWare ESXi. They have a free version that has pretty much all the features, except clustering, and migration, etc. I think, the last time I installed it on a 64-bit server without VT, it worked, but I was restricted to 32-bit windows OSes, as there was no hardware virtualization support. It's free, the best price, so trying can't hurt :)

links:
https://my.vmware.co...sxi5&lp=default

You'll have to make an account, for them to attach a license to, but it is free.


With all that said, If you are serious, get a system with hardware virtualization.

and, in addition to Citrix, and ESX, check out KVM

Also, this topic isn't really "Networking and Wireless" related. Moving :)

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Reason for edit:: grammerz

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Re: [Citrix XenServer] PC without Hardware-assisted virtualization

Posted 15 January 2013 - 02:41 PM

View PostGorian, on 02 January 2013 - 01:11 AM, said:

FYI, use try vmWare ESXi. They have a free version that has pretty much all the features, except clustering, and migration, etc. I think, the last time I installed it on a 64-bit server without VT, it worked, but I was restricted to 32-bit windows OSes, as there was no hardware virtualization support. It's free, the best price, so trying can't hurt :)/>/>

links:
https://my.vmware.co...sxi5&lp=default


So, I tried to install wmWare ESXi 5.1 and it claims that it wasn't able to find a network adapter and prompts me to reboot.
Network adapter on the computer is a 'Realtek RTL8101E Family PCI-E Fast Thernet NIC' (NDIS 6.20)

What to do?

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Re: [Citrix XenServer] PC without Hardware-assisted virtualization

Posted 15 January 2013 - 03:09 PM

Also, if I wanted to have VT-compliant hardware, would it be sufficient for me to change the CPU or do I have to change the entire mobo?
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