I've recently inherited a Dell Precision 690 and want to create VMs on it but I cannot find a way to enable the hypervisor on the Intel Xeon 5150 2.66GHz. Is this possible or what processors could be recommended to do this?
The Intel® Xeon Processor 5150 support Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT-x); this feature is to be enabled/disabled through the system BIOS. For assistance on locating this option within your system BIOS, we recommend you contacting Dell* which is your system developer.
Furthermore, please keep in mind OEM system builders (such as HP*, Dell*, etc) very often customize the processors at a BIOS level, meaning you will need to confirm with your system builder whether this feature is actually present on your Intel® Xeon Processor 5150 or not, for you to be able to take advantage of it.