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SQL Server 2012 s Hardware and Software Requirements

SQL Server 2012 is designed to run on a wide range of computer systems from laptop and desktop systems to supercomputer class systems so its minimum hardware requirements are surprising low. The minimum processing requirement is a 1.0GHz CPU for a 32-bit x86 implementation and a 1.4GHz CPU for a 64-bit x64 implementation. Microsoft s recommended minimum processor speed is 2.0GHz.

The minimum memory requirements for SQL Server 2012 are also quite low. The low-end SQL Server 2012 Express edition requires a minimum of 512MB of RAM, whereas the other editions require a minimum of 1GB. Microsoft s recommended minimum RAM for SQL Server is 4GB.

These days, it s hard to buy even a desktop system with anything lower than a 1GHz processor and 1GB of RAM, so these hardware requirements shouldn t be a problem for most businesses. Of course, most production implementations will require more processing power and greater amounts of memory.

Each SQL Server 2012 edition has different OS requirements. In addition, the 32-bit x86 versions and the 64-bit x64 versions of the SQL Server 2012 editions have somewhat different OS requirements. The following table lists all the supported Windows OSs for the principal editions of SQL Server 2012.

Supported Windows OSs for the Principal Editions of SQL Server 2012

SQL Server Edition

Windows OSs That Support
32-Bit SQL Server

Windows OSs That Support
64-Bit SQL Server

SQL Server Enterprise

Windows Server 2012 64-bit Datacenter, Standard, Essentials, and Foundation editions

Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 64-bit Datacenter, Enterprise, Standard, and Web editions

Windows Server 2008 SP2 64-bit Datacenter, Enterprise, Standard, and Web editions

Windows Server 2008 SP2 32-bit Datacenter, Enterprise, Standard, and Web editions

Windows Server 2012 64-bit Datacenter, Standard, Essentials, and Foundation editions

Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 64-bit Datacenter, Enterprise, Standard, and Web editions

Windows Server 2008 SP2 64-bit Datacenter, Enterprise, Standard, and Web editions

SQL Server Business Intelligence

Windows Server 2012 64-bit Datacenter, Standard, Essentials, and Foundation editions

Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 64-bit Datacenter, Enterprise, Standard, and Web editions

Windows Server 2008 SP2 64-bit Datacenter, Enterprise, Standard, and Web editions

Windows Server 2008 SP2 32-bit Datacenter, Enterprise, Standard, and Web editions

Windows Server 2012 64-bit Datacenter, Standard, Essentials, and Foundation editions

Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 64-bit Datacenter, Enterprise, Standard, and Web editions

Windows Server 2008 SP2 64-bit Datacenter, Enterprise, Standard, and Web editions

SQL Server Standard

Windows Server 2012 64-bit Datacenter, Standard, Essentials, and Foundation editions

Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 64-bit Datacenter, Enterprise, Standard, Foundation, and Web editions

Windows 8 32-bit and 64-bit

Windows 8 Pro 32-bit and 64-bit

Windows 7 SP1 64-bit Ultimate, Enterprise, and Professional editions

Windows 7 SP1 32-bit Ultimate, Enterprise, and Professional editions

Windows Server 2008 SP2 64-bit Datacenter, Enterprise, Standard, Foundation, and Web editions

Windows Server 2008 SP2 32-bit Datacenter, Enterprise, Standard, and Web editions

Windows Vista SP2 64-bit Ultimate, Enterprise, and Business editions

Windows Vista SP2 32-bit Ultimate, Enterprise, and Business editions

Windows Server 2012 64-bit Datacenter, Standard, Essentials, and Foundation editions

Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 64-bit Datacenter, Enterprise, Standard, Foundation, and Web editions

Windows 8 64-bit

Windows 8 Pro 64-bit

Windows 7 SP1 64-bit Ultimate, Enterprise, and Professional editions

Windows Server 2008 SP2 64-bit Datacenter, Enterprise, Standard, Foundation, and Web editions

Windows Vista SP2 64-bit Ultimate, Enterprise, and Business editions

For a more complete discussion of SQL Server 2012, see Migrating to SQL Server 2012 .





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Enable Hardware settings in BIOS to run Hyper V – Virtually Yours

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Enable Hardware settings in BIOS to run Hyper V

I would be lying if I say that i don t get this question anymore from our customers and partners.

I just bought a new server and it appears to have a multitude of BIOS options for virtualization. Which BIOS options should be enabled and/or disabled to use with Hyper-V?

I recently received a well drafted message by our friends in Virtualization product group here in Microsoft. Here is what suggested by Microsoft Virtualization Team with respect to HYPER-V, BIOS PROCESSOR FEATURES and i cant resist to share it with you all because it makes things so clear and easy.

Hyper-V RTM/R2 Hardware Requirements

When it comes to hardware requirements for Hyper-V, the hardware requirements are relatively straightforward and have been mainstream for many years and many generations of systems.

  1. 1. Hyper-V is 64-bit only and thus requires a 64-bit (x64) processor
    1. Windows Server 2008 was the final 32-bit (x86) Windows Server release and Windows Server 2008 32-bit version does not include Hyper-V
  2. 2. Hardware Virtualization Assists* in the form of:
    1. Intel VT-x (initially codenamed Vanderpool )
    2. AMD AMD-V (also called SVM and initially codename Pacifica )
  3. 3. Hyper-V requires Hardware Data Execution Prevention:
    1. Intel refers to it as Execute Disable (XD). This feature must be enabled in the system BIOS.
    2. AMD refers to it as No Execute (NX). This feature must be enabled in the system BIOS.

Again, these are Hyper-V requirements and Hyper-V will not run without these capabilities.

*Note: When you enable hardware assisted virtualization (Intel VT or AMD AMD-V) in the BIOS, you must TURN THE SYSTEM OFF. NOT REBOOT. OFF . If you don’t power cycle the system completely, you will not enable hardware assisted virtualization on the majority of systems in the market.

Hyper-V R2* SLAT Hardware

For traditional server virtualization or virtualization desktops without RemoteFX . SLAT hardware is not required, but HIGHLY RECOMMENDED . The use of SLAT capable hardware offers significant performance improvements across the board.

  • Intel refers to this a Extended Page Tables (EPT)
  • AMD refers to this as Nested Page Tables (NPT) or Rapid Virtualization Indexing (RVI)

If there are BIOS option to enable these features (they’re usually on by default), these options should be enabled.

For virtualizing desktops using RemoteFX, SLAT hardware is REQUIRED . The use of SLAT capable hardware offers significant performance improvements across the board and is especially important when using RemoteFX. These technologies are an extension to the traditional TLB that allow Hyper-V to use the hardware to handle multiple TLBs – one for each virtual machine. This is fundamental requirement for RemoteFX.

  • Intel refers to this a Extended Page Tables (EPT).
  • AMD refers to this as Nested Page Tables (NPT) or Rapid Virtualization Indexing (RVI).

If there are BIOS option to enable these features (they’re usually on by default), these options should be enabled.

Personally, I wouldn’t purchase any system for virtualization that is not SLAT capable.

*Note: To take advantage of SLAT hardware, you must be running Windows Server 2008 R2 or later or Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 or later. Previous versions (Windows Server 2008/2008 SP2 Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008/2008 SP2) do not support SLAT hardware and will simply ignore these hardware capabilities.

Hyper-V. What to Disable in the BIOS

There are some hardware features that Hyper-V does not utilize and enabling them will prevent Hyper-V from loading. Specifically, please be sure that:

If either of these options is enabled, Hyper-V won’t launch and errors will be posted to the Event Log.

Q: I’m trying to run Hyper-V on my system and Hyper-V won’t launch. When I look in the event log I see events such as:

  • · Event ID 41: Hyper-V Launch failed; Either VMX not present or not enabled in the BIOS
  • · Event ID 32: Hyper-V Launch failed; At least one of the processors in this system does not appear to provide a virtualization platform supported by Hyper-V

I’ve ensured that both:

  • Hardware Assists are enabled (Intel VT or AMD-V)
  • Data Execution Prevention is enabled (Intel XD or AMD NX)

What am I doing wrong?

A: It sounds like you’re doing a lot right, but there are a few additional BIOS settings you should check. Please be sure that:

Hyper-V does not utilize these hardware features and enabling them will prevent Hyper-V from loading.

Q: I see that Hyper-V requires hardware Data Execution Prevention. What does that mean? What does DEP do?

A: For more information on DEP, check out this article Data Execution Prevention on MSDN and a useful KB here .

Thanks Virtualization Team for such a great written article, I am sure our customers and partners will find them really useful.

Do send your feedbacks, comments and suggestions, they are always appreciated.





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The 39th Annual Spring Atlanta Home Show – March 24-26, 2017 – Cobb Galleria Centre

The largest Home Show in Georgia! Hundreds of participating companies! For THREE days only March 24-26, the Cobb Galleria transforms into a one-stop-shop for all your home improvement needs! For 39 years the Spring Atlanta Home Show has been improving home lifestyles and adding value to your largest single investment, your home. We’re proud of our ability to produce a family friendly environment and welcome you to our home.

Experience exciting and interactive sessions that can inspire you in your yard, with your decor and save you a great deal of time and money on your next remodeling job. » Click here to read more.

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