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Problems with Hyper-V on Server 2008 R2 x64 (S3200SH SB + Xeon X3220)

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Issue: Everytime I try and create a new VM or start the skeleton one (no OS installed, just a VM shell), the server immediately reboots. There is no bsod, and I get no errors in the event log. My Server Configuration: * Server Board: S3200SH as part of System SR1530AHNA * CPU: Xeon X3220 * Ram: Kingston ValueRAM 4GB (KVR667D2E5K2/4G) : On QVL * Disk Drives: WD Caviar Black (WD1001FALS) 1 TB (x2) in Raid 1 via Matrix Storage Steps Taken so far: * Installed Server 2008 with no issue. * Enabled the Hyper-V and File Sharing Roles. * After enabling the Hyper-V role, I started chain-rebooting and I figured out I had BIOS setting issues so I changed the following setting: Enhanced Speed Step: Disabled - This fixed the problem. Virtualization Technology is enabled as well. * Tried creating a VM with the os install coming from a .iso, but server rebooted after I got through the wizard. * So that leads back to the current issue. Server reboots when I try and create a new VM or enable the partial one that is already installed. Anyone have any idea what may be causing the reboots?

Message was edited by: tpanar - formatting didn't take, so redid.

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If Server 2008 doesn't have the same reboot, it sounds like it's probably a driver incompatibility.

How did you think to disable Enhanced Speed Step? Was that a suggestion from the Hyper-V side?

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Just an update for anyone who might be reading this: I misspoke about the MB version, it is the S3000SH, which is not compatible with Hyper-V. Any time I tried to start up Hyper-V the system would bluescreen. Thus I just moved to using VMWare Server and now running 2xRedHat EL5 and 1xSunOS VM without any issue. I also haven't been able to refind the reference to the speedstep setting.