the target host does not support the virtual machine's current hardware requirements

Publication Date:  2015-11-24 Views:  3150 Downloads:  0
Issue Description
"the target host does not support the virtual machine's current hardware requirements" error when try to install VMWARE 5.5
Handling Process
Collect the logs to find out the BIOS settings.
Root Cause
BIOS need to be set-up according to VMware requirements.
Solution

Change the following BIOS settings:

Hyper-Threading  - Enable

Execute Disable BIT - Enable

VT-x   - Enable

Turbo Mode - Enable

Intel VT for direct I/O - Enable

Package C state limit -  C6 retention state

C3 - Disable

C6 - Disable

C1E - Disable

Power policy - CUSTOM

EIST - Disable


The main settings that you have to modify is VT-x, the other ones are just vSPHERE requirements:

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