[ovirt-users] During Hosted Engine Deployment. CPU Type not listed as compatible. No selection to choose from.

Simone Tiraboschi stirabos at redhat.com
Tue May 17 07:31:18 UTC 2016

On Tue, May 17, 2016 at 2:29 AM, Langley, Robert
<Robert.Langley at ventura.org> wrote:
> Host is a Dell PowerEdge 2950 with an Intel Xeon 5160 (Woodcrest) processor.
> I’m stuck at the prompt, “Please specify the CPU type to be used by the VM
> []” during the deployment.
> There is nothing to select. No compatible CPU type is shown.

Hi Robert,
With that CPU you should be able to select 'Conroe'.

I think it depends on how VDSM and libvirt see the CPU  features.
Can you please attach hosted-engine-setup and vdsm logs?

In the mean time, can you please ensure that Virtualization Technology
and  XD/NX bit are on in the BIOS?

> The server is from 2008 and I’m needing to use these older servers to get
> started, before I can bring in the newer ones that are busy hosting VMs.
> The other Dell PE 2950 is from 2007 and I was able to bring up the engine on
> that one. It is a Conroe CPU. I won’t get into my mistake with that
> deployment. I’m working on recovering from that one.
> I wanted to post about this, because I was trying to add this one (2008) as
> an additional host and it wouldn’t add, due to the processor.
> So, one question (in addition to the problem above) is whether or not I can
> use two hosts with two different processors for the hosted engine?
> Thanks
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