How to run the Absolute Service Virtual Appliance in a virtual environment when the host operating system is 32 bit?

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    PROBLEM
    As the Virtual Appliance is 64 bit, we get an error message relating to this when we try to start the machine up.  How do we get the LiveTime Virtual Appliance to run in a virtual environment when the host operating system is 32 bit?

    ENVIRONMENT
    LiveTime

    RESOLUTION
    If the host operating system is a 32 bit one, many machines are still capable of hosting 64 bit operating systems. The 'Processor Check for 64-Bit Compatibility' on VMWare's site indicates if the machine should be compatible.

    This is available here: http://downloads.vmware.com/d/info/datacenter_downloads/vmware_server/2_0#drivers_tools.

    However, if the user still gets an error indicating that kernel has been built for a x86_64 CPU but only an i686 has been detected, they may need to check the BIOS of the machine to enable Intel Virtualization Technology (VT). This is required on Intel motherboards for this to work.

    For AMD processors, they have to have a certain revision of processor, at least a D or E, depending on the type. This is documented further on VMWare's KBA here: http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1003945.


    Resolution

    PROBLEM
    As the Virtual Appliance is 64 bit, we get an error  message relating to this when we try to start the machine up.  How do we  get the LiveTime Virtual Appliance to run in a virtual environment when  the host operating system is 32 bit?

    ENVIRONMENT
    LiveTime

    RESOLUTION
    If  the host operating system is a 32 bit one, many machines are still  capable of hosting 64 bit operating systems. The 'Processor Check for  64-Bit Compatibility' on VMWare's site indicates if the machine should  be compatible.

    This is available here: http://downloads.vmware.com/d/info/datacenter_downloads/vmware_server/2_0#drivers_tools.

    However,  if the user still gets an error indicating that kernel has been built  for a x86_64 CPU but only an i686 has been detected, they may need to  check the BIOS of the machine to enable Intel Virtualization Technology  (VT). This is required on Intel motherboards for this to work.

    For  AMD processors, they have to have a certain revision of processor, at  least a D or E, depending on the type. This is documented further on  VMWare's KBA here: http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1003945.