Questions for configuration, is this VM for me?

Discussion in 'Parallels Workstation Extreme Discussion' started by camsrr, May 29, 2013.

  1. camsrr


    Hi. I am interested in building a system to use Parallels workstation. I want to utilize VT-d for media applications.
    I have a few questions on what is and isn't possible.
    #1 Can a device be disabled for the host and accessible to the guest only? I would like to do this to insulate the host from the internet over the LAN, without needing a firewall.
    #2 Is use of 1394a possible? Also in Linux? There is still DMA for the guest OS?
    #3 How many guests can be run at the same time? Do they have customized hardware profiles?
    #4 Is there a mechanism for transferring files between guests? Guests and host?

    Ideally I would like to set up custom user profiles as guest OSes for different tasks. Also with the ability to insulate DMA access between them.
    I heard that Parallels is the best for workstations at this time, and the Graphics Passthrough demo is very impressive!

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