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Re: [Xen-users] Failed BIOS Lock - Windows 2012 R2 Foundation ROK HP


HP Proliant ML350 gen9
Debian Jessie

OK. But apparently the settings must be made on the servers :

51. Why do I get a âsystem not supportedâ message when trying to install HP OEM Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, or Windows Server 2012 R2 media on top of Microsoft Hyper-V when it is running on a non-HP-branded host OS?

The necessary manufacturer strings have not been inserted into the Hyper-V product to allow the installation of HP-branded media. You will need to run the following command from the command prompt (including spaces): Reg Add âHKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Virtualizationâ /v BiosLockString /t REG_SZ /d âHewlett-Packardâ

52. Why do I get a âsystem not supportedâ message when I try to install HP OEM media on top of VMware?

To allow the HP OEM media to detect that itâs being installed on HP hardware, you will need to add the following configuration line to the VM configuration file:

56. Can you use Citrix XenServer with an HP OEM license for Windows Server?

Yes. You can use Citrix XenServer with an HP OEM license according to the Citrix documentation, pages 11â12:

Installing a VM from ROK (BIOS-locked) media

To allow installation of ROK (BIOS-locked) OEM versions of Windows onto a VM running on a XenServer host, the BIOS strings of the VM will need to be copied from the host with which the ROK media was supplied. To install the BIOS-locked media that came with your host, you will need to follow the steps below:
Installing a BIOS-locked VM

1. Run the vm-install copy-bios-strings-from command and specify the host-uuid as the host from which the strings should be copied (that is, the host that the media was supplied with):

xe vm-install copy-bios-strings-from=<host uuid> \
template=<template name> sr-name-label=<name of sr> \
new-name-label=<name for new VM>

This returns the UUID of the newly created VM. For example:

xe vm-install copy-bios-strings-from=46dd2d13-5aee-40b8-ae2c-95786ef4 \
template="CentOS 5.3" sr-name-label=Local\ storage \

2. If the relevant BIOS strings from the host have been successfully copied into the VM, the command âThis vm-is-BIOS-customizedâ will confirm this:

xe vm-is-bios-customized uuid=<VM uuid>

For example:
xe vm-is-bios-customized \
This vm-is-BIOS-customized.

On 11-08-2015 11:45, Ian Campbell wrote:
On Tue, 2015-08-11 at 10:47 -0300, Marcos Renato da Silva Junior wrote:

I try to install Windows Server 2012 R2 Foundation ROK as HVM under Xen
Project Hypervisor 4.4, but this message appear :

Failed BIOS Lock :

This installation media may be used only on hardware manufactured by :
Hewlett Packard.
Are you running this VM on HP hardware? If yes then you may want to review
the EULA (to ensure it covers running virtualised as well as checking the
other T&Cs) before contacting HP.


Marcos Renato da Silva Junior
Universidade Estadual Paulista - Unesp
Faculdade de Engenharia de Ilha Solteira - FEIS
Departamento de Engenharia ElÃtrica
15385-000 - Ilha Solteira/SP
(18) 3743-1164

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