[mythtv-users] VMWare on the backend. Viable solution?
greg at pryzby.org
Mon Jan 11 23:10:37 UTC 2010
On Mon, Jan 11, 2010 at 5:42 PM, Kenni Lund <kenni at kelu.dk> wrote:
> 2010/1/11 greg pryzby <greg at pryzby.org>:
> > On Mon, Jan 11, 2010 at 3:06 PM, Kenni Lund <kenni at kelu.dk> wrote:
> >> 2010/1/11 Jeppe Nejsum Madsen <jeppe at ingolfs.dk>:
> >> > On Mon, Jan 11, 2010 at 11:04 AM, Martin Ravell
> >> > <martin.ravell at rave-tech.com.au> wrote:
> >> Since it's a Core i7 CPU, there's a good possibility that you'll have
> >> a VT-d capable chipset, which will allow hardware-supported
> >> passthrough of PCI and PCI-express devices in KVM  or Xen  (or
> >> Vmware if you really want to use such things ;)).
> > KVM works as does VMware.
> Cool :)
> > The issue you need to consider is what are the tuners. KVM only supports
> > 1.x which could (pretty sure it is iirc) be an issue for HD-PVR (1212)
> > HD.
> I suppose you can overcome this by adding a $20 USB controller card
> and use PCI passthrough to dedicate all of these USB ports to a
> virtual machine. I haven't tried it though.
Hadn't thought of that.... I have something to try when I get home ;)
Oh, and you don't need i7, an old machine works just fine for VMware. You
will like the new CPU performance for KVM though
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