Quick Fix: Enable Hyper-V on HP ML 310 G5..

OK so i wanted to virtualise two systems in our office on an HP ML310 G5.

I installed Windows 2008 Enterprise R2, enabled the hyper-v role, did a P2V transfer of the first system (XP SP3) got everything ready, when i tried to start the machine i was hit with a message about the Hypervisor not running.

I did a quick google search and found a post that told me to go into the BIOS and make sure the Intel Virtulisation technolgoy was enabled, i rebooted and entered the BIOS,

Advanced Settings > Processor Options > Intel V…

Changed to enabled, and rebooted.

No Change.

At this point i was working remotley through ILO, when i discovered you needed a cold boot of the system (full power off, power removed!)

So i had to wait until this morning to do that.

I removed the power, booted up, but no, HyperV not running.

Getting more than a little frustrated i removed and reinstalled the Hyper-V role, adding extra reboots in just make sure… No change.

Again i hit google, i came across this post..


Which explains to enable another option in the BIOS, No-Excecute Memory Protection.

I rebooted and enabled this, logged back into my System and BINGO!

We have a working Hyper-V system.

I find it a little odd that my ML 310 – needed this doing, when my ML110 G6 worked out of the box, but there you go!

Hopefully this will save you some time.

About Robert Pearman
Robert Pearman is a UK based Small Business Server enthusiast. He has been working within the SMB IT Industry for what feels like forever. Robert likes Piña colada and taking walks in the rain, on occasion he also enjoys writing about Small Business Technology like Windows Server Essentials or more recently writing PowerShell Scripts. If you're in trouble, and you can find him, maybe you can ask him a question.

One Response to Quick Fix: Enable Hyper-V on HP ML 310 G5..

  1. handers says:

    Great, have the same Prob..

    ++Which explains to enable another option in the BIOS, No-Excecute Memory Protection.++

    sys reboot, and.. will working! :-)

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