When I started the VM player I got the following messages, not sure if it is an issue with the VM player or the appliance. Any below are the screen shots of the messages and my system configuration.
Error message from VMware
VMware configuration :
Most of the time, hardware virtualization technology extensions should be enabled in motherboard BIOS in order to run recent OS and applications. (Windows 8 and 8.1 require vt-x/amd-v enabled processors even to install it on virtual machine). Windows 7 and older computers should also support this feature in your PC processor and motherboard, if they don’t, you can’t do anything to get this feature because it’s a built-in hardware feature. This simple guide explains how to enable Intel virtualization technology (vt,vt-x) for Intel processors and amd-v for AMD processors.
Modifying BIOS settings could be tricky and it is different for each type of motherboards and BIOS. But you must enable it if it’s really required to install and run specific OS or applications. We recommend to check the manual or online guide of your vendor.
All the latest processors and motherboards support virtualization (vt-x/amd-v). If you have old PC, double check the processor model for this feature. Before play around in BIOS, use the appropriate tools to detect the current VT-X status in OS level. If it’s already enabled (detected by these tools), then no changes required in BIOS.
It can be found under ‘Advanced Chipset settings’ in AWARD BIOS. Normally these vt-x/amd-v extension settings will be available in advanced settings in most of the motherboards.
Sometimes this is called "Vandeerpool Technology". After you have changed the settings to disable or enable, it’s recommended to shutdown the computer for minimum 10 seconds and restart it (Cold Restart) to take effect. Latest motherboards automatically detect these type of changes and do the cold restart.
1) If your processor is made by Intel, use this free utility to see the result which operating system is sensing.
Once the utility is installed in Windows 7 or older computer, you can use and identify the status as shown below.
To check the status of AMD-V, AMD users can download AMD-V detection utility here.
There is a tool available from Microsoft which will work on both Intel and AMD processor Windows OS computers.
Installation is not required here, execute the EXE file and following result will appear.
One of these above tools will help you to identify vt-x/amd-v support in your laptop or desktop computer.