VMDirect Path Configuration

Posted on 2009-12-23
Last Modified: 2012-05-08
I now have the following screen message, see attached:
The Virtualisation option has been enable inthe BIOS.
I'm running a PowerEdge(TM) 2900, Twin Quad-Core Intel(R) Xeon(R) E5410, 2x6MB Cache

Question by:Donald_from_OZ
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    Expert Comment

    If you server supports IOMMU, you need to enable in the BIOS

    Author Comment

    If it doesn't does that mean I can't use ESXi. It support Virtualisation.
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    Expert Comment

    No mate, that is actually for advance use only, for example you want to assign a specific VM to access a physical device directly
    For example you want a VM to be able to use PCI based devices directly
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    Accepted Solution

    Perhaps i should explain like this, your virtual infrastructure will run fine without vmdirectpath, its basically extra feature to have
    Your normal VMs wont be needing that unless you have specific requirements
    So dont worry, it will not impact anything

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