Microsoft Hyper-V Error Message “Processor don’t support virtualisation technology” during Role installation

Hi Community,

when you install Microsoft Hyper-V role on a new system, it could be that you get the error and you can’t install Hyper-V. Mostly the error says that your CPU don’t support virtualisation technology.

Error Windows Server 2012

Error Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2

In nearly all of the cases the issue is that Intel VT or AMD-V is disabled in BIOS or UEFI.

To fix this, you should restart your system and enter the BIOS or UEFI. Mostly you find the options in processor settings. You only have to enable it and than you can install the Hyper-V role.

For Windows Server 2012 you have also to enable the executional bit (NX-Bit).

See some example BIOS and UEFI settings.

UEFI settings for Dell PowerEdge 12th Generation with enabled Intel VT and disabled NX-Bit

 

BIOS settings for Dell PowerEdge with disabled Intel VT and disabled NX-Bit

 

BIOS settings for Dell PowerEdge-C (CloudEdge) with enabled Intel VT and disabled NX-Bit

 

BIOS settings for Dell PowerEdge-C (CloudEdge) with disabled Intel VT ,disabled NX-Bit and disabled Intel VT-d.

 

Help Improve Hyper-V: The Great Big Hyper-V Survey Conducted by Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals (MVPs)

Hi community,

last week Dell Quest TEC 2012 took place in Barcelona. We were pleased to welcome some very special guests, amongst them Aidan FinnHans VredevoortDidier van Hoye and Carsten Rachfahl. All of them are well known Microsoft MVPs (Most Valuable Professionals).

During this event they created a video to promote their The Great Big Hyper-V Survey.

 

This survey is conducted jointly by Adain Finn (Virtual Machine), Hans Vredevoort (Virtual Machine), Damian Flynn (System Center Cloud and Datacenter Management) and we are happily supporting this initiative.

What’s the aim of the survey?

The aim of The Great Big Hyper-V Survey is to understand how Hyper-V is being deployed, used, and managed.  This means that we ask questions about lots of subjects including the deployment project, the design of Hyper-V, the implementation of Hyper-V, how you manage it, and the private cloud.  This information is gathered and shared, free of cost, so we can all get a better understanding of how we all are implementing Microsoft virtualisation technology.

Source: http://greatbighypervsurvey.com/index.php/about/

Who should participate in this survey … and why?

In brief: Anyone working with Hyper-V including Microsoft customers, partners as well as members of the Hyper-V community should take time to complete the survey. Your answers on Hyper-V usage will help improve the product, detect issues before they show up and enhance Microsoft and community support with guides, blogs and how to’s.

The survey is anonymous and no private data will be transmitted to Microsoft or any other vendor. The survey’s initiators are recognized by Microsoft as a Most Valuable Professional (MVP) but they all are completely independent experts (which, by the way, makes their contributions so valuable). All findings from the survey will be published at http://greatbighypervsurvey.com.

Please go to The Great Big Hyper-V Survey webpage if you want to learn more about the survey; alternatively you can go straight to the survey. Thank you very much in advance for your support!

E2EVC in Hamburg from 02.11.2012 to 04.11.2012 // The chance for me to meet great experts in person

Hi community,

E2EVC is a small but one of the most important virtualization events in Germany, if not even in Europe. Many well known experts will attend that event, amongst them a handful of Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals (MVP).

I will attend E2EVC, which will take place 02. – 04. November 2012 in Hamburg (Germany) and I will meet some of the MVPs in person and interview them. You will find these interviews in this sequential order at the DELL TechCenter after the event.

In case you are not familiar with E2EVC Virtualisation Conference, the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional program or both, please find some key facts below.

 

So first, what is E2EVC?

E2EVC Virtualisation Conference is a non-commercial,virtualization community Event.
Our main goal is to bring the best virtualization experts together to exchange knowledge and to establish new connections. E2EVC is a weekend crammed with presentations, Master Classes and discussions delivered by both virtualization vendors product teams and independent experts.
Started in 2003 with just 4 people and after 16 successful events grown to a well-recognized event with over 120 attendees. Our conference has taken place in cities such as Munich, London, Amsterdam, Brussels, Berlin, Frankfurt, Dublin, Paris, Munich, Nice, Lisbon and Vienna. The next conference will take place in Hamburg, Germany.

Source: www.e2evc.de

 

Which MVPs will I meet in Hamburg?

Carsten Rachfahl, Didier van Hoye, Thomas Maurer, Aidan Finn and Hans Vredevoort confirmed they will give me an opportunity to interview them during the event. All of them are well known Microsoft MVPs and great guys.

 

Who is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP)?

According to MicrosoftMicrosoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award is given to “exceptional, independent community leaders who share their passion, technical expertise, and real-world knowledge of Microsoft products with others.” The awarded are people who “actively share their … technical expertise with the different technology communities related directly or indirectly to Microsoft”. An MVP is awarded for contributions over the previous year.

The MVP program grew out of the software developer community, as the initial MVPs were some of the most active on the online peer support communities such as Usenet and CompuServe. It has since grown to include other types of products, and other avenues of contribution. Steve Ballmer spoke to a group of Microsoft MVP’s about XP and Vista.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_Most_Valuable_Professional

 

So, whom am I going to interview? 

Let me introduce them to.you one by one:

Carsten Rachfahl

Consultant and Architect, Rachfahl IT-Solutions
Carsten Rachfahl started his IT career in 1988, working as a developer on porting X-Windows to an OS called OS/9. In 1991, he founded his own company in Germany and is self-employed since these ancient days. Starting 2001 with Citrix/Terminalserver, his focus is on the virtualization space till nowadays. When Microsoft finally created a “real” Hypervisor and brought that to the market, he was all in. His Blog www.hyper-v-server.de is highly recognized and appreciated within the virtualization community. The Blog features tutorials, articles, screencasts, video interviews and podcasts focusing on the Microsoft Private Cloud. Being MCT, he teaches various Microsoft virtualization-, and his own “Hyper-V Powerkurs” course. As co-founder of the German Hyper-V Community he regularly organizes events and he has received the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award for Virtual Machine in the year 2011 and 2012.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/hypervserver                                                                           
Blog: http://www.hyper-v-server.de/                                                                               
LinkedIn: http://de.linkedin.com/pub/carsten-rachfahl/22/178/598                                 
Company: Rachfahl IT Solutions

 

Didier van Hoye

Didier Van Hoye has been earning a living in IT since 1996. Currently he’s the Microsoft Infrastructure Architect at the Flemish Geographical Information Agency. In his day job he’s involved with Windows Infrastructures amongst which Exchange Servers, SQL Servers & the System Center Suite. Didier uses Hyper-V, failover clustering, NLB, and Storage Area Networks in creative attempts to give his demanding user base both good & cost effective solutions to sometimes very challenging needs.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WorkingHardInIT 
Blog: http://workinghardinit.wordpress.com/ 
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/didiervanhoye   
Company: Flemish Geographical Information Agency

 

Thomas Maurer

Microsoft MVP for Virtual Machine. Work as a Private Cloud Architect for itnetx gmbh, a consulting and engineering company located in Bern/Switzerland. We are focussed on Microsoft Technologies, especially Microsoft Private Cloud Solutions, Microsoft System Center and Microsoft Virtualization.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ThomasMaurer
Blog: http://www.thomasmaurer.ch/
LinkedIn: http://ch.linkedin.com/in/thomasmaurer2
Company: itnetx gmbh
 
 

Aidan Finn

Aidan Finn is the Infrastructure Team Lead with System Dynamics, a consulting services company located in Dublin that provides IT infrastructure and business intelligence expertise. He has been working in IT since 1996 and has specialised in working with Microsoft infrastructure solutions including Server, desktop, System Center and virtualisation. Aidan is an MCSE and a Microsoft MVP in Virtualization. Aidan co-wrote Mastering Windows Server 2008 R2 (Sybex), is the lead author of Mastering Hyper-V Deployment (Sybex), and is contributing to Mastering Windows 7 Deployment (Sybex).

Twitter: https://twitter.com/joe_elway
Blog: http://www.aidanfinn.com/
LinkedIn: http://ie.linkedin.com/in/aidanfinn
Company: Micro Warehouse
 

Hans Vredevoort

Hans Vredevoort is Consultant, Inovativ in the Netherlands, Microsoft MVP (Hyper-V), Microsoft vTSP Datacenter Solutions. He has a been an MVP (Cluster, Hyper-V) since 2009 and has a strong focus on Private Clouds built on top of Hyper-V and Microsoft System Center. He helped to kick-start the Hyper-V community and blogs/presents for www.hyper-v.nu as well as on numerous other occasions. Hans wrote the fabric chapters of Microsoft Private Cloud Computing, was the technical editor for Aidan Finn’s book Mastering Hyper-V Deployment and is now editing a new book project centering on Hyper-V in Windows Server 2012. After a long career with a system integrator in the Netherlands, he joined the System Center focused company Inovativ last year, where he is one of eight MVP’s that are working for this company. Vredevoort has assisted countless companies with architecting and building high available ‘cloud’ infrastructures using Windows virtualization, blade servers and shared storage.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/hvredevoort
Blog: http://www.hyper-v.nu/
LinkedIn: http://nl.linkedin.com/in/vredevoort
Company: inovativ
 
 

Alex Juschin

Microsoft Most Valued Professional for Virtualization for six years 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012. Also, as recognition by Citrix Inc. He received the Citrix Technology Professional in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012. There are only abour 40 people holding any of it in the World. It is an big pleasure and responsibility for me to be listed as MVP and CTP, among the best people in the Industry.
He have organized and led all the PubForum/E2EVC events since the very first one in Amsterdam in August 2003. His current strong points are Microsoft Server Products including Windows Server 2008 (R2), 2003, MOM, Active Directory, Server Virtualization via VmWare,Hyper-V, XenServer, Server Management, Infrastructure planning and optimisation, implementation of Microsoft Best Practicies, Remote Desktop Services and of course Citrix. He started to work with Citrix Products in 1998, before he was very much into the Novell, Windows NT and Security world.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/E2EVC
LinkedIn: Alex Juschin
Company: E2EVC
 

Sources: MVPs’ websites

 

Make sure you don’t miss the interviews

I will start posting my interviews with the Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals (MVP) right after the conference. If you don’t want to miss any of them, pull the RSS Feed for posts.

If you have any questions either to me or to one of the MVPs I am going to interview, feel free to shoot me a line. Looking forward to hear from you!

 

 

 

How to install a Server Role and/or Feature remote via Server Manager

1. Add the Server you want to install the role and/or feature to Server Manager

http://datacenter-flo.de/?p=496

2. Go to “All Servers” in Server Manager and right click on the System you want to install. Than select “Add Roles and Features”.

 

3. The wizzards starts.

 

4. Select the server where you want to install the role or feature and klick “Next”

 

5.  Select the role you want to install. In my case the DHCP Role (When you install Roles like DHCP, DNS or AD roles, please set a static IP for the NIC of the targetserver).

 

6. Select the feature you want to install (in my case I don’t want to install one so I click directly on “Next”.

 

7. A short infoscreen appears. Click “Next”.

 

9. Now you see a summary which roles and features will be installed on the system. Click “Install” to install this components.

 

10. Installation begins, you can close this window. The installation will take up a few minutes.

 

11. To check if your role is installed on the system, click on the role in Server Manager and check if you see the server.

How can I see which Exam I need for my next Microsoft Certification?

Hi everybody,

also a questions that I want to answer for some guy’s of my community.

How can I see the exam requirements for my next Microsoft Certification without searching on Microsoft Learning Pages.

Nothing easiert than this.

1. Go to http://mcp.microsoft.com

2. Log in with your live ID that is connected to your MCP Account.

3. On your MCP Mainpage click on “My Certifcation Planer” (please enable Popups in your browser or for this page)

4. Now you see a list of all Certifications that are available from your current exam status.

5. Click on the Certification you want to earn and a Popup will open (that’s the reason for enabled Popups).

6. When you expand the requirements you see, which combination is possible to earn the Certification and if you failed a Requirement.