Three Second Rule? Er ... 3-Sec Virt Test

Not current with your chipset monikers? You can test your server virtualization capabilities in less time than it takes to read this post.

Joe Hernick

January 4, 2008

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Not up to date with your Intel and AMD chipset nomenclature? Unsure if that spare no-name server on the bench is a good platform for a hypervisor solution? You can test your server's capabilities in less time than it takes to read this post. A snippet yesterday on the SOAWorld site reminded me of a post from the VirtualIron team:

SecureAble is a nifty Windows-based freeware tool that scans servers, providing a bare-bones report on 32/64-bit-ness and yea/nay for hardware support of virtualization from AMD-V and Intel-VT chipsets.

Alex Vasilevsky from VirtulIron refers to it as The 3-Second Hardware Virtualization Check with just a modicum of self-interest.

Have a rack of somewhat recent black-box hardware and a less than perfect inventory or asset list? I recommend SecurAble as a simple first step before you download VirtualIron or any other Xen-based hypervisor platform for testing.

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