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Re: [Xen-users] Hardware requirements to run Windows on Xen

As far as I know from experience if your motherboard has a bios update that says
it supports presler microcode then you're set. One gotcha is you may need
something simple like a celeron d chip to get your motherboard to boot to get 
bios update installed. (As the 3 montherboards I've seen won't boot presler 
without bios update.

Adam Wendt
IPCoast, Inc.

On Fri, 10 Mar 2006 16:45 , Yasir Assam <list1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> sent:

>Apologies if this has been asked before.
>I've never used Xen before and I'd like to buy a new machine to try it 
>on. I'd like to run Windows and Linux on it.
>I've read online that I'll need either an Intel VT-x or AMD Pacifica 
>chip to be able to run Windows on a Xen server. As far as I know, 
>Pacifica chips aren't on the market yet, but VT-x chips are in the form 
>of the Pentium-D 9xx CPUs.
>My question is this: if I buy a Pentium-D 9xx system, how I can tell 
>whether the motherboard/BIOS support hardware virtualization such that I 
>can install and run Windows on Xen?
>Is there anything else I need to look out for when buying a system for Xen?
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