- Slashdot: Hardware: Microsoft Advice Against Nehalem Xeons Snuffed Out.
The Microsoft Knowledgebase article with the hotfix:
- MS Knowledgebase 975530: Stop error message on an Intel Xeon 5500 series processor-based computer that is running Windows Server 2008 R2 and that has the Hyper-V role installed: "0x00000101 - CLOCK_WATCHDOG_TIMEOUT"
We are just in the process of implementing Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 on the new Intel Nehalem architecture in both the Intel Xeon Processor 3400 and 5500 series.
So, finding out about this particular problem before the boxes went into production is a good thing.
The update begs the question though, does the hotfix really resolve the conflict with the CPU architecture?
It looks as though we will be doing a bit more testing than we normally do on new platforms to make sure that things do not blow up on us with the new soon to be deployed production Hyper-V boxes.
One of the linked articles from Slashdot is a good read:
UPDATE: Here it is:
As a test, we did not install the update on a freshly installed Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 box and the above happened about midway through our second VM setup.
Microsoft Small Business Specialists
Co-Author: SBS 2008 Blueprint Book