Tech: Verify if Virtual Server 2005 is using Intel VT

Ben Armstrong published a great tip for checking availability and use of Intel Virtualization Technology (VT) enhancement by Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1 beta 2:

Enable hardware virtualization on a virtual machine (under General properties), start the virtual machine, open PerfMon and select to look at the HVM-VP is in HVM mode counter under the Virtual Processors object.

If this is reporting 0 – then Virtual Server is not able to use hardware virtualization on your computer. If this is reporting 1 – then Virtual Server is able to use hardware virtualization on your computer…

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