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How to Enable Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (Intel® VTd) for Intel® Server Board or System

Last Reviewed: 20-Jan-2017
Article ID: 000007139

How can I enable Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT) on my system?
The Intel® Virtualization Technology can be enabled or disabled in the BIOS setup. The default behavior is disabled. To change the settings, follow these steps.

  1. Access the system BIOS by pressing <F2> during the system power-on self test (POST).

  2. Click Advanced > Processor Configuration.

    Processor Configuration

  3. Select Intel® VT for Directed I/O, change to Enabled.

    Select Intel® VT for Directed I/O, change to Enabled

  4. Do an AC power cycle.

Note Any time the setup options are changed, to either enabled or disabled, an AC power cycle must be done for the changes to take effect.

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