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    Parallels Developers Andrew @ Parallels's Avatar
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    Default Experimental VT-d support - need feedback

    Dear Users,

    One of the feature in Parallels Server 3.0 Beta is experimental Intel VT-d support. You are able to dedicate physical PCI device to particular VM and work with it within VM using its native drivers with almost no overhead. This feature need Intel VT-d enabled hardware and available only for host Windows.

    Did anyone tried this out? Could you provide a feedback into this thread please?
    Best Regards,
    Andrew @ Parallels



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    BTW, the Peryon-based Mac Pro and MacBooks have VT-d support.



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    can't try vt-d, because single machine i have access install pci devices have not HVS and VM just not work on it.



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    i'm sorry, there no machines with VT-d support, i have acces to (



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    Default Gosh I'd love to but...

    I can't even get Transporter working to convert a real machine into a virtual one. See my other post called "Creating a virtual machine and hdd from a real Mac". Fix that problem for me, the end user, and maybe then I can help you with yours.



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    Default Want to

    I have an early 2008 mac pro with vt-d support, and I actually waited for this technology to come out to buy it so that I could virtualize one of my PCI-x video cards. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to get it working. Any time I try to add a "Intel VT-d PCI..." it is grayed out and when I roll over, it says "You cannot add such devices to this virtual machine."

    Do I need to disable the second video card in Leopard before I try it? I am not sure how to proceed.

    Preferably, I would like to run Leopard with two of my monitors and give my second video card to windows to use for two more screens (and 4 of my 8 cores). Since I am running on Apple hardware though, it would be within the license agreement to run windows with a Leopard Server virtualized, if that's what it takes.

    I have a license for it as I am an ADC member.



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    Default VT-d test

    I am testing VT-d on HP dc7800(Q35 chipset) using evaluation license.
    However, Parallels Server is very expensive for me.
    Please support VT-d on Parallels Workstation and/or Parallels Desktop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by toshi3 View Post
    I am testing VT-d on HP dc7800(Q35 chipset) using evaluation license.
    However, Parallels Server is very expensive for me.
    Please support VT-d on Parallels Workstation and/or Parallels Desktop.
    Hello, toshi3.

    The following thread may provide you with useful information.
    If you have already known it, I'm sorry...

    http://forum.parallels.com/showthread.php?p=108040

    With Best Regards.



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    Thanks,Flippers.
    I hope next iMac/MacBook Pro supports VT-d. :-)



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    The PS beta 6 period is very very long.
    Is there any news for next beta(or final version)?



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    Currently, I'm testing VT-d on KVM and Xen.
    The VT-d support of PS beta6 is unstable.
    So, I will evaluate it again when beta7 is released.



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    Default Experimental VT-d support - need feedback

    Great list. Thanks you very much
    They very useful for me ! Keep up the good work
    Thanks again

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