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S1200V3RPL 3.02.0002 bios does not allow VT-x properly (Hyper-V won't install)

AMart50
Beginner
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Built new server with S1200V3RPL board and Xeon E3-1220. Updated to latest bios 6/15,3.02.0002 and installed Server 2012 R2. Tried to install Hyper-V but it says that virtualization is not enabled in bios. Checked settings, turned off/on, power down/up, clear cmos, tried another CPU, pulled hair, etc. Nothing worked. Flashed bios back to previous version from 5/21/2015 3.01.0002, everything is fine. Looks like a bug in latest bios. We are working on 3.01.0002 bios with no issues but others may run into this without an update. Thanks.

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David_A_Intel
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I just tested this on our lab system and I was able to replicate the issue. I am reporting this situation to the corresponding parties to follow up this situation.

Thank you for sharing this information and I would like to invite the community to keep sharing any findings and/or comments that may lead to a workaround.

I will post again as soon as I get an update on this.

BSpra1
Beginner
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Run into the same trouble on S1200RPS. Some hint for known broken key features on the BIOS download site would be fine.

Roll back to BIOS 03.01.0002 as mentioned by CP_Andrew.

BTW: I am really grumpy on this on. Got the servers with BIOS version 01.04.0002. Same problem there.

idata
Community Manager
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JGay1
Beginner
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Is it normal with the new version on a S1200V3RPL to get to the end, and have ReInitializing IPMI Stack..... BMC ReInitialization completed. and just hang right there?

This is at the end of FRUSDR part of the EFI update process.

idata
Community Manager
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Hello,

To answer your question, the behavior is not normal since the system should restart after the update. If the system just hangs we recommend manually shutting down, reboot the server and enter the BIOS set menu>Server Management>System information to confirm that the updates for all components were applied correctly.

GKlug1
New Contributor I
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Hi CP_Andrew,

this is a known issue on the S1200V3 Boards, but with some testing we where able to find and fix this.

If you follow all those steps, it should work:

1. Take a USB 2.0 Stick and secure that it has no errors

2. Extract the 03.02.0003 Firmware Upate from https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/25042/Intel-Server-Board-S1200V3RPL-S1200V3RPO-S1200V3RPM-... Intel® Download Center to the USB Stick

3. Update the Firmware (even if you did it before !)

4. Restart the Server

5. Load BIOS-Defaults (and restart again)

6 set VT-x in BIOS (to be sucessfully this needs the server to shout down and restart again)

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