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RE: [Xen-users] Decent motherboard with VT-d (Intel) support?

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Subject: RE: [Xen-users] Decent motherboard with VT-d (Intel) support?
From: "Joseph L. Casale" <jcasale@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2008 14:00:36 -0600
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Thread-topic: [Xen-users] Decent motherboard with VT-d (Intel) support?
>I know most of the motherboards based off of the Intel Q35 northbridge usually 
>have VT-d options for it to >be enabled or disabled in the BIOS.  I've heard 
>the same for Intel 5400's and Intel 3200/3210's but been >looking through 
>manuals for various server boards and don't see VT-d options in the BIOS.
>However, I was wondering if anyone had success stories or suggestions on a 
>motherboard which support >VT-d on Intel boards or if there are any for AMD 
>CPU's for their equivalent.  (I keep seeing references to >IOMMU for AMD but 
>haven't seen any boards out supporting it in my brief search).  I would like 
>to test PCI >passthru to HVM's.

I am about to do this on a new DL380G5 with the newer 5000P chipset supporting 
the Quad Cores. As far as pass through to an HVM, I understand that needs the 
pv drivers which aren't yet stable.

Post your progress/success...


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