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morozov1180
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Registered: ‎08-09-2018
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ThinkCentre M700 - BIOS virtualization options different between form factors

Hello

I am working with the BIOS options for virtualization on the ThinkCentre M700 small form factor (SFF).  I have noticed that there are differences between the M700 SFF and the M700 Tiny regarding virtualization keys.

 

Specifically, the M700 Tiny has two options I am curious about:  Intel Virtualization Technology and VT-d

 

I noticed the the M700 SFF only gives the Intel Virtualization option and omits the VT-d option in the BIOS.  I have updated the BIOS to the latest version (M05KT81A)

 

Is this intentionally omitted between the two hardware version?  Is there a way to enable VT-d in the SFF BIOS that I am unaware of?

 

I would assume that the M700 would have similar BIOS options regardless of the form factor, but it appears they are different.

 

Any insight is appreciated.

 

 

FMAranda
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Re: ThinkCentre M700 - BIOS virtualization options different between form factors

Hello!

You didn't say what processor your M700 has, but I looked at all the options and all of them supports VT-d.

You can use a tool to see and enable hidden menus and features on the BIOS. Just google/youtube it. I don't know if I'm able to give you more directions than that.
morozov1180
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Re: ThinkCentre M700 - BIOS virtualization options different between form factors

The machines we have in our environment are using the Intel Core I5-6500 3.2GHz

 

See below our current BIOS setup.  While we do have the virtualization technology as an option, we lack VT-d.  Is it due to the type of processor this asset uses?

 

many thanks for your reply

 

Serial Port1 Address,3F8/IRQ4
USB Support,Enabled
USB Legacy Support,Enabled
USB Debug Support,Disabled
USB Enumeration Delay,Disabled
USB Virtual KBC Support,Disabled
Front USB Ports,Enabled
USB Port 1,Enabled
USB Port 2,Enabled
Rear USB Ports,Enabled
USB Port 3,Enabled
USB Port 4,Enabled
USB Port 5,Enabled
USB Port 6,Enabled
SATA Controller,Enabled
SATA Drive 1,Enabled
SATA Drive 2,Enabled
SATA Drive 3,Enabled
Configure SATA as,AHCI
Hard Disk Pre-delay,Disabled
Select Active Video,Auto
Onboard Audio Controller,Enabled
Internal Speaker,Enabled
Onboard Ethernet Controller,Enabled
Boot Agent,PXE
PXE IPV4 network stack,Enabled
PXE IPV6 network stack,Disabled
PCIe 16x Slot Speed,Auto
PCIe 1x Slot 1 Speed,Auto
PCIe 1x Slot 2 Speed,Auto
EIST Support,Enabled
Core Multi-Processing,Enabled
Intel(R) Virtualization Technology,Enabled
C1E Support,Enabled
C State Support,C1C3C6C7C8
Turbo Mode,Enabled
After Power Loss,Last State
Enhanced Power Saving Mode,Disabled
Wake on LAN,Automatic
Wake from PCI Modem,Primary
Wake from Serial Port Ring,Primary
Wake from PCI Device,Primary
Wake Up on Alarm,Disabled
Startup Sequence,Primary
Alarm Time(HH:MMSmiley FrustratedS),00:00:00][StatusSmiley FrustratedhowOnly
Alarm Date(MM/DD/YYYY),01/01/2015][StatusSmiley FrustratedhowOnly
Alarm Day of Week,Sunday
Sunday,Disabled
Monday,Disabled
Tuesday,Disabled
Wednesday,Disabled
Thursday,Disabled
Friday,Disabled
Saturday,Disabled
User Defined Alarm Time,00:00:00][StatusSmiley FrustratedhowOnly
Allow Flashing BIOS to a Previous Version,Yes
Require Admin. Pass. when Flashing,No
Windows UEFI Firmware Update,Enabled
Require POP on System Boot,Yes
Require POP on Restart,No
Require Admin. Pass. for F12 Boot,No
Smart USB Protection,Disabled
Preboot Authentication,Enabled
Security Chip TPM2.0,Enabled
Secure Boot,Enabled
Network Offline Locker,Disabled
Chassis Intrusion Detection,Disabled
Configuration Change Detection,Disabled
Password Count Exceeded Error,Enabled
CSM,Disabled
Boot Mode,Auto
Boot Up Num-Lock Status,On
Keyboardless Operation,Enabled
Option Keys Display,Enabled
Option Keys Display Style,Normal
Startup Device Menu Prompt,Enabled
OS Optimized Defaults,Disabled
Primary Boot Sequence,USB FDD:USB KEY:M.2 NVMESmiley FrustratedATA 1Smiley FrustratedATA 2Smiley FrustratedATA 3:Network 1:USB HDD:USB CDROMSmiley Surprisedther Device;[Excluded from boot order]
Error Boot Sequence,Network 1:M.2 NVMESmiley FrustratedATA 1Smiley FrustratedATA 2Smiley FrustratedATA 3Smiley Surprisedther Device;[Excluded from boot order:USB FDD:USB HDD:USB CDROM:USB KEY]
Automatic Boot Sequence,Network 1:M.2 NVMESmiley FrustratedATA 1Smiley FrustratedATA 2Smiley FrustratedATA 3Smiley Surprisedther Device;[Excluded from boot order:USB FDD:USB HDD:USB CDROM:USB KEY]

frankygth
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Re: ThinkCentre M700 - BIOS virtualization options different between form factors

what kind of tool do I need to see hidden settings in Bios? I also have a m700 - 10gr but I have the i3-6100 (which should also work with vt-d - I checked with intel ark....)
I'm on the latest bios version but there es just the "normal" Virtualisation Option under CPU Settings no vt-d Option? I would realy like to see the "hidden" features if possible. If it is not supposed to post here you could send me a PM? I'm looking forward to hear from you guys... Best Regards, Frank

FMAranda
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Re: ThinkCentre M700 - BIOS virtualization options different between form factors

I sent a PM to both of you with more information about that. Let me know if you need something else. I'll be happy to help.

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