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Setting up DPM 2016 on a VM RRS feed

  • Question

  • During setup of DPM 2016 on a virtual (Hyper-V) Server 2016 machine I encountered the message that Hyper-V has been setup and the machine had to be restarted.

    After restart, using Server Manager, I can see that Hyper-V is indeed installed.
    It thus looks like an attempt to use nested virtualization.

    In addition I saw in event viewer, Source Hyper-V, Event ID 41, message: Hypervisor launch failed; Either VMX not present or not enabled in BIOS.

    Does this mean that DPM 2016 cannot be installed on a VM unless the physical CPU has capabilities beyond what is "normal" virtualization ?

    Thursday, October 20, 2016 6:35 AM

Answers

  • Hi,

    You can ignore that event.  DPM 2016 installs hyper-v powershell as part of setup and can be installed in a VM that has one of the  operating system that supports DPM 2016.

    Windows Server 2016, Datacenter and Standard editions
    Windows Server 2012 R2, Datacenter and Standard editions
    Windows Server 2012, Datacenter and Standard editions
    Windows Server 2008 R2 with SP1, Standard and Enterprise editions


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    Thursday, October 20, 2016 7:33 PM
    Moderator

All replies

  • Hi,

    You can ignore that event.  DPM 2016 installs hyper-v powershell as part of setup and can be installed in a VM that has one of the  operating system that supports DPM 2016.

    Windows Server 2016, Datacenter and Standard editions
    Windows Server 2012 R2, Datacenter and Standard editions
    Windows Server 2012, Datacenter and Standard editions
    Windows Server 2008 R2 with SP1, Standard and Enterprise editions


    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. Regards, Mike J. [MSFT] This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.

    Thursday, October 20, 2016 7:33 PM
    Moderator
  • Thanks a lot, fast and concise answer :)
    Thursday, October 20, 2016 7:35 PM