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Re: [Xen-users] hardware recommendations please

To: Dustin.Henning@xxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [Xen-users] hardware recommendations please
From: "Mr. Teo En Ming (Zhang Enming)" <space.time.universe@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 20 Oct 2009 22:46:21 +0800
Cc: Chris Fanning <christopher.fanning@xxxxxxxxx>, xen-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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I am quite positive MSI and Gigabyte don't support virtualization.
I've read some where that there may be issues with VT-d when it comes
to ASUS's X58 chipset boards. The best bet is to stick to Intel's Q35,
Q45, and X58 chipset boards. AMD's upcoming 800 series chipset boards
will support IOMMU I think.

Mr. Teo En Ming (Zhang Enming) Dip(Mechatronics) BEng(Hons)(Mechanical
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On Fri, Oct 16, 2009 at 8:36 PM, Dustin Henning
<Dustin.Henning@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>        Don't use ASUS because "they don't support linux" and you have no
> way of getting them to fix a problem you can't show them in Windows.  Heck,
> in my experience, they can't fix a real problem like the one you refer to
> even if you do show it to them in Linux.  Don't use Gigabyte because "they
> don't support virtualization."  If you really want to be safe, you probably
> need to stick with Intel, because I doubt nvidia chipsets will cut it, and I
> doubt MSI will support things right either, though I have no definite
> examples to reference in that case.  Surely Intel can properly implement
> their standards.  The other option, of course, is to go with AMD, but I
> don't recall any mention of ann IOMMU-"whatever letter it is" supporting AMD
> board yet.  Unfortunately, I can't tell you any specific hardware works,
> though, so  good luck with that.
>        Dustin
> From: xen-users-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:xen-users-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Chris Fanning
> Sent: Friday, October 16, 2009 07:00
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> Subject: [Xen-users] hardware recommendations please
> Hi all,
> I'm about to by a server that will run Xen. DomU's a mostly linux but
> possibly windows.
> I'd like to make sure I buy 'working' hardware.
> My suplier wants to sell me an ASUS P6T mother board and an Intel Core i7
> -920 proccesor.
> On the list I see some post about toubles with the P6T.
> Any hardware recommendations please?
> Thanks.
> Chris.
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