VMware Workstation refuses to launch Virtual Machines with the error below:

This host supports AMD-V, but AMD-V is disabled

This host supports AMD-V, but AMD-V is disabled.
AMD-V might be disabled if it has been disabled in the BIOS/firmware settings or the host has not been power-cycled since changing this setting.
(1) Verify that the BIOS/firmware settings enable AMD-V.
(2) Power-cycle the host if this BIOS/firmware setting has been changed.
(3) Power-cycle the host if you have not done so since installing VMware Workstation.
(4) Update the host's BIOS/firmware to the latest version.
This host does not support "AMD RVI" hardware assisted MMU virtualization.
Module 'CPUIDEarly' power on failed.
Failed to start the virtual machine.




As the error message suggests the issue is caused by disabled AMD Virtualization (AMD-V) in system BIOS. Where exactly enable this in BIOS depends on the motherboard model and it's not always in a very obvious place.

For example, on the Gigabyte X470 Aorus motherboard, you need to enable the following option: MIT > Advanced Frequency Settings > Advanced CPU Core Settings > SVM Mode > Enabled.

1070 vmware workstation this hosts supports amd v 2

Advanced CPU Core Settings

 SVM Mode

June 2023
VMware Workstation 14.1
Windows 11 Pro (22H2)

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