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Re: Is Visualization possibe.



On Thursday 10 December 2009 19:44:47 Rick Stevens wrote:
> On 12/10/2009 06:18 AM, Aaron Konstam wrote:
> > /proc/cpuinfo displays cpu flags below. Is this system capable of
> > visualization?
> >
> > flags : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov
> > pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe nx lm
> > constant_tsc pebs bts pni dtes64 monitor ds_cpl cid cx16 xtpr
> 
> If you mean "virtualization", the answer is yes and no.  You _can't_ do
> _hardware_ virtualization (that's the "vmx" flag on Intel processors or
> the "svm" flag on AMD processors).
> 
> You _can_ do _software_ virtualization (VMWare, qemu, virtualbox, etc.).
> It's slower than hardware virtualization, but it does work.  I use it
> on a couple of my less-capable machines.

Also, if you have an Intel processor, check if it is possible to enable 
virtualization in the bios before looking up flags.

HTH, :-)
Marko


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