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Re: [Qemu-discuss] Best Intel hardware for qemu

From: Lars Bonnesen
Subject: Re: [Qemu-discuss] Best Intel hardware for qemu
Date: Wed, 10 Apr 2019 19:42:15 +0200

But for sure I want passthru - for running virtualized SAN and such

Any unofficial list?

Regards, Lars.

On Wed, Apr 10, 2019, 18:58 Friedrich Oslage <address@hidden>

> As long as it's VT-x capable and can run Linux, you're good to go.
> It only gets tricky once you start using VFIO (direct passthrough of
> host PCI devices to a VM, such as GPUs, NICs or NVMes for instance). You
> need VT-d support for that and both the CPU and mainboard have to
> support it. And not only do they have to support it, they have to
> support in a usable way with decent iommu group isolation and without
> weird bugs. There are no (official) compatibility lists for this, it's
> still mostly trial and error...
> Regards
> Friedrich
> On 4/10/19 2:26 PM, Lars Bonnesen wrote:
> > So I am coming from the VMware world (with comprehensive compatibillity
> > lists) but about to start a project with KVM/Qemu and I would like to
> setup
> > an inexpensive test setup for this purpose.
> >
> > I am thinking of buying one of SuperMicros IoT-servers like
> >
> https://www.supermicro.com/products/system/Mini-ITX/SYS-E300-9D-4CN8TP.cfm
> >
> > Will this be a nice pick for Qemu? Or any VT-supportet system will work
> > fine?
> >
> > Regards, Lars.

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