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Cisco CSR1000v (Run Error Missing CPU Feature)

posted Aug 2, 2013, 8:17 PM by Marc Kerscher   [ updated Aug 2, 2013, 8:58 PM ]
I was watching videos from Cisco Live 365 and came across the CSR1000v product. This looks like an interesting
 product to work/play with. My account has access to download it and I was so excited to run it on my VMWare 
5 ESXi server. Once it was imported, I powered in on and after a short while I get the following error message:

Missing CPU feature requirement popcnt
Halted boot due to missing CPU feature requirement

Bummer, my ESX is running on Intel E5440 CPUs and the release Notes require a Nehalem CPU, 
meaning a [LE]5[56]XX CPU or better.  

Currently looking into a Dell C1100 server on Ebay, which has the right CPUs and it's reasonably priced.