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Intel® Virtualization Technology Requirements


Last Reviewed: 27-Apr-2017
Article ID: 000005758

Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT) consists of technology components that support virtualization of platforms based on Intel® Processors, thereby enabling the running of multiple operating systems and applications in independent partitions.

There are two types of virtualization:

Intel Virtualization Technology (Intel VT)

Improves the fundamental flexibility and robustness of traditional software-based virtualization solutions by accelerating key functions of the virtualized platform, including:

  • Speeding up the transfer of platform control between the guest operating systems (OSs) and the virtual machine manager (VMM)/hypervisor
  • Enabling the VMM to uniquely assign I/O devices to guest OSs
  • Optimizing the network for virtualization with adapter-based acceleration
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT) for Directed I/O (Intel® VT-d) Provides additional performance, security, and flexibility by providing the VMM with the following capabilities:
  • I/O device assignment
  • DMA remapping
  • Interrupt remapping
  • Reliability
 

Intel® Desktop Boards require the following components to support Intel VT or Intel VT-d:

  • Intel Processor that supports Intel VT
  • BIOS with Intel VT or VT-d support (found on the Security menu in BIOS setup)
  • A third-party VMM (virtual machine manager) may also be required

To see if your processor supports Intel VT, refer to Does my processor support Intel® Virtualization Technology?

The following Intel Desktop Boards support Intel VT:

Chipset Desktop Board
H87, Q87, Z87 DH87MC, DH87RL, DQ87PG, DZ87KLT-75K
B85 DB85FL
X79 DX79SI, DX79SR, DX79TO
H77, Q77, Z77 DH77DF, DH77EB, DH77KC, DQ77CP, DQ77KB, DQ77MK, DZ77BH-55K, DZ77GA-70K, DZ77RE-75K, DZ77SL-50K
B75, Z75 DB75EN, DZ75ML-45K
Z68 DZ68ZV, DZ68DB, DZ68BC, DZ68AF, DZ68PL
Q67, P67, H67 DQ67EP, DQ67OW, DQ67SW, DP67DE, DP67BG, DP67BA, DH67VR, DH67GD, DH67CL, DH67CF, DH67BL
B65 DB65AL
H61 DH61AG, DH61AGL, DH61BE, DH61CR, DH61DL, DH61SA, DH61WW, DH61ZE
X58 DX58SO2, DX58SO, DX58OG
Q57 DQ57TM, DQ57TML
H55, P55 DH55HC, DH55PJ, DH55TC, DP55KG, DP55SB, DP55WB, DP55WG
X48 DX48BT2
G45, P45, Q45 DG45FC, DG45ID, DP45SG, DQ45CB, DQ45EK
B43, G43, P43, Q43 DB43LD, DG43GT, DG43NB, DG43RK, DP43BF, DP43BFL, DP43TF, DQ43AP
G41 DG41AN, DG41BI, DG41CN, DG41KR, DG41MJ, DG41RQ, DG41TX, DG41TY, DG41WV
X38 DX38BT
P35, Q35 DP35DP, DQ35JO, DQ35MP
G33 DG33BU, DG33FB
G31 DG31GL, DG31PR
 

The following Intel Desktop Boards support Intel VT-d:

Chipset Desktop Board
H87, Q87, Z87 DH87MC, DH87RL, DQ87PG
B85 DB85FL
X79 DX79SI, DX79SR, DX79TO
H77, Q77, Z77 DH77DF, DH77EB, DH77KC, DQ77CP, DQ77KB, DQ77MK, DZ77BH-55K, DZ77GA-70K, DZ77RE-75K, DZ77SL-50K
B75, Z75 DB75EN, DZ75ML-45K
Q67 DQ67EP, DQ67OW, DQ67SW
H61 DH61AGL
Q57 DQ57TM, DQ57TML
Q45 DQ45CB, DQ45EK
Q35 DQ35JO, DQ35MP
 
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Intel® Virtualization Technology

This article applies to:

Intel® Desktop Board DQ33HS
Intel® Desktop Board D945GZCC2
Intel® Desktop Board CA810E
Intel® Desktop Board DQ963GS
Intel® Desktop Board D845PECE
Intel® Desktop Board D815EFV