Aergan, on 27 December 2012 - 16:08, said:
The earliest machine I could find at work that would take Hyper-V 2012 was a Core 2 Quad Q9550 (2.83Ghz) on Intel X38 Express Chipset. Some older C2D/C2Q CPU's support it but the chipsets don't.
On AMD, Phenom or newer seems fine (I run a Phenom X4 2.2Ghz B3 at home with Server 2012 & Hyper-V 2012) but I hear B2 steppings and earlier are broken by mistake.
Actually any Core 2 Quad will, as *all* support at least VT-x - the same is true of most Core 2 Duos (E6xxx/E8xxx and above) and *all* Celeron DC E3xxx (again, all the preceding support VT-x) as long as the chipset is from Intel's 3-series or newer (the exception, weirdly enough, is G31 - AKA Bear Lake; G41 - AKA Eagle Lake, the successor to Bear Lake, explicitly supports VT-x) - my Windows 8 computer dual-boots Server 2012 (which is the core of my virtualization lab) because of no SLAT support in the Q6600.
TPreston, on 08 February 2013 - 16:07, said:
I was the same, You just add them to a windows 8 computer using the server manager and you can use the hyperv tools as if you were on the full gui version.
If I were running i5-3570K (which supports SLAT) I'd simply run Hyper-V in Windows 8; however, due to lack of SLAT/EPT with Q6600, I need a server OS, and my choices were Server 2008 or newer or Hyper-V Server. (I don't have a second box.)