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NUC10i7FNH- virtualization

Ashishk
Beginner
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Hi Support,

This issue is regarding NUC10i7FNH.

While I try to install CodeReady using windows subsystem linux-ubuntu, it instructs me to enable virtualization.

Could you please advise how to enable virtualization on this NUC?

Even though, these have been enabled in the bios setting, but looks like it's not getting reflected at all.

I have attached the output of intel system support utility scan.

Regards,

Ashish

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Sebastian_M_Intel
Moderator
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Hello Ashishk, 

 

Thank you for posting on the Intel® communities.   

 

To enable virtualization on Intel® NUCs, you need to access the BIOS and enable the Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT-x) and the Intel® VT for Directed I/O (VT-d): 

  • Press F2 while the system is booting to access the Visual BIOS. 
  • Go to Advance-> Security -> Security Features -> Check Intel® Virtualization Technology and Intel® VT for Directed I/O (VT-d). 
  • Press F10 to save and exit BIOS Setup. 

 

Can you check if they are enabled properly?  

 

If yes, have you checked with the developers to see if this is a known issue perhaps at the OS/software level?  

 

Additionally, please provide the detailed steps to replicate this behavior along with a screenshot of the error message.  

 

Regards, 

 

Sebastian M  

Intel Customer Support Technician  


Ashishk
Beginner
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Hi,

Virtualization has been setup correctly in the bios setting. Please see the snapshot as attached.

I didn't check with developer yet.

Here is the detailed procedure to reproduce the issue -


1. Install VirtualBox-6.1.16-140961-Win.exe on Windows 10 pro (Version- 20H2)

2. Create a new VM and install centos OS/CentOS-7-x86_64-Minimal-2009.iso

Use the following settings-

CPU=4
RAM=10240
Disk=50Gb
Networking : NAT; set port forwarding: host ip=127.0.0.1, host port=2222, guest ip=10.0.2.15, port=22

3. Create a new user openshift.

4. Once installation is completed, login to centos VM as root user using SSH - ip 127.0.0.1 port-22

5. Install NetworkManager

yum install NetworkManager


6. Download code ready package from this link- https://cloud.redhat.com/openshift/install/crc/installer-provisioned

7. Upload crc-linux-amd64.tar.xz to /tmp/ folder

8. Unzip the file

tar -xvf crc-linux-amd64.tar.xz
cd crc-linux-1.19.0-amd64/


9. Copy the crc file to /usr/local/bin

echo $PATH

cp crc /usr/local/bin/


10. Add openshift user in the /etc/sudoers file

vi /etc/sudoers

openshift ALL=(ALL) NOPASSWD: AL

11. change to openshift user

su openshift

12. Install crc

crc setup

 

Result:

[openshift@localhost crc-linux-1.19.0-amd64]$ crc setup
INFO Checking if podman remote executable is cached
INFO Checking if goodhosts executable is cached
INFO Checking if CRC bundle is cached in '$HOME/.crc'
INFO Checking minimum RAM requirements
INFO Checking if running as non-root
INFO Checking if Virtualization is enabled
INFO Setting up virtualization
You need to enable virtualization in BIOS
[openshift@localhost crc-linux-1.19.0-amd64]$

 

Regards,

Ashish

 

Ashishk
Beginner
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Additional information/ System information-

Item Value
OS Name Microsoft Windows 10 Pro
Version 10.0.19042 Build 19042
Other OS Description Not Available
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name DESKTOP-A3UNLOK
System Manufacturer Intel(R) Client Systems
System Model NUC10i7FNH
System Type x64-based PC
System SKU BXNUC10i7FNH
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-10710U CPU @ 1.10GHz, 1608 Mhz, 6 Core(s), 12 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date Intel Corp. FNCML357.0046.2020.0928.1457, 9/28/2020
SMBIOS Version 3.3
Embedded Controller Version 3.07
BIOS Mode UEFI
BaseBoard Manufacturer Intel Corporation
BaseBoard Product NUC10i7FNB
BaseBoard Version K61360-304
Platform Role Desktop
Secure Boot State On
PCR7 Configuration Elevation Required to View
Windows Directory C:\Windows
System Directory C:\Windows\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale United Kingdom
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "10.0.19041.488"
Username DESKTOP-A3UNLOK\ashis
Time Zone Eastern Standard Time
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 32.0 GB
Total Physical Memory 31.8 GB
Available Physical Memory 22.5 GB
Total Virtual Memory 36.8 GB
Available Virtual Memory 25.5 GB
Page File Space 5.00 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys
Kernel DMA Protection On
Virtualisation-based security Not enabled
Device Encryption Support Elevation Required to View
Hyper-V - VM Monitor Mode Extensions Yes
Hyper-V - Second Level Address Translation Extensions Yes
Hyper-V - Virtualisation Enabled in Firmware Yes
Hyper-V - Data Execution Protection Yes

[Hardware Resources]

 

[Conflicts/Sharing]

Resource Device
Memory Address 0x56200000-0x562FFFFF Intel(R) PCI Express Root Port #9 - 02B0
Memory Address 0x56200000-0x562FFFFF Standard NVM Express Controller

IRQ 65 TPS65987 Device
IRQ 65 Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System

 

Sebastian_M_Intel
Moderator
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Hello Ashishk,  

 

Thanks for the reply. 

 

Please let me review this behavior internally, once we have an update we will share it on this thread. 

 

Please kindly wait for our response. 

 

Regards,  

  

Sebastian M  

Intel Customer Support Technician  


Sebastian_M_Intel
Moderator
939 Views

Hello Ashishk,   

  

Thank you for patiently waiting. 

 

After confirming this internally, we can say that the NUC does support virtualization at the BIOS level. 

 

The recommendation from our side will be checking with Red Hat support to see if this is not a problem at the installation of the software or an error with the OS instead. 

 

Please refer to the following website "run grep -E "vmx|svm" /proc/cpuinfo. Specifying --color is optional, but useful if you want the search term highlighted. If the command outputs, the virtualization extensions are now enabled." https://access.redhat.com/documentation/en-us/red_hat_enterprise_linux/7/html/virtualization_deploym...  

  

Regards,   

   

Sebastian M   

Intel Customer Support Technician   


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Sebastian_M_Intel
Moderator
906 Views

Hello Ashishk,    

 

I hope the previous information was useful to you. 

 

As we advised, we believe that you should be getting further instructions from Red Hat support to see if this is not a problem at the installation of the software or an error with the OS. 

 

We will close this inquiry, if you have any additional questions; please submit a new post and we will gladly assist you.  

 

Regards,    

    

Sebastian M    

Intel Customer Support Technician   


Ashishk
Beginner
902 Views

Hi,

Yes, you can close this case. 

I have installed centos8 with dual-boot mode. virtualization works in this case.

However, this issue still exists with a nested virtualization setup ( centos on top of virtual box on windows 10).

Regards,

Ashish

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