Ok, so you installed MS Virtual Server SP1 and you are wondering whether your VM's are actually running with hardware assisted virtualization enabled (also called VT technology), for which SP1 introduced support.
No, sorry, you won't find it on the VS administration site. Googling on "how to check vt enabled virtual server" doesn't do any good either. Luckily, I have some knowledgeable collegues who already knew the answer:
- Start the virtual machine.
- Open PerfMon
- 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.
If you believe that your system should support hardware virtualization, but PerfMon is reporting otherwise some things to check are:
- Make sure that hardware virtualization support is enabled in your BIOS (you may even need a BIOS update for this).
- Make sure that your CPU really does support hardware virtualization – there are a number of CPUs out there where there are editions that do and do not support hardware virtualization.