[mythtv-users] VMWare move. Firewire - ? Need input

Mark markhsa at gmail.com
Thu Sep 22 19:27:03 UTC 2011

On 09/22/2011 01:20 PM, Eric Sharkey wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 22, 2011 at 3:15 PM, Mark<markhsa at gmail.com>  wrote:
>> I am moving from Hardware to Vmware ESX 5.
>> My only concern is channel changing on my Motorola HD DCT-6200
>> I have had years of troublefree firewire  ( 6200ch ) channel changing,
>> but as far as I can tell, there is no FW1394 access available to guest
>> OS on ESX Vmware.
> I'm not a vmware expert.  Can you use PCI passthrough to get complete
> control of the firewire card in the guest OS?  Or do you need to share
> the firewire controller with another guest OS?
> Eric
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It would seem from reading that this does not work.  Great thought though.
I am researching USB channel changing on the DCT6200.

Let me know if any other thoughts come to mind!

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