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Your system does not support long mode

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Just a quick note for anyone who may come across a similar issue when trying to deploy server images on to their VMWare environment.

I've been lucky enough to get a new server recently to test various virtual WLCs and management packages that are being put out by various wireless vendors. But after installing ESXi and deploying a couple of server images, when I tried to start the virtual servers up, I kept getting the following messages popping up in vShere:


(For search engine benefit: This virtual machine is configured for 64-bit operating systems. However, 64-bit operation is not possible. Longmode is not possible. Longmode is disabled for this virtual machine)
Also, in the console of the server (Cisco MSE & NCS), I was getting the following reported: "Your CPU does not support long mode. use a 32 bit distribution"
I was concerned that maybe there was an issue with my server CPU, in terms of support for virtualization. 
I rebooted the server and dropped in to the B…

Cisco NCS 1.0/1.1 - Internet Explorer Chrome Plugin Gotcha

If you're like me, then when it's time to use or install a new release of software, you quickly scan through the release notes trying to make sense of the reams and reams of 'new features', 'caveats', 'bugs fixed' etc. without falling to sleep and smashing your nose on the desk in front of you. (Why can't technical writers give those things a plot, a love interest and a gripping ending..?)

The main purpose of this exercise is often to pick up the 'headlines' so that you can fairly comfortably install or implement the new software, armed with a reasonable amount of knowledge to allow you to not fall down any particularly large holes during the process.

One area I'm particularly guilty of 'glossing over' in this release-note-scanning activity is the section that describes the versions of browser support that are provided for web-GUI based products (e.g. network management software).

Sure, I give the browser support section a qui…