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Re: [Xen-users] Some iommu questions(mostly about intel's vt-d)

On June 26, 2014 6:58:02 AM GMT+01:00, Gordan Bobic <gordan@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>On 06/26/2014 01:20 AM, Mihail Ivanov wrote:
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>> While the A8 6600k is a fast cpu, I'd rather get server hardware.
>> After reading so much about people complaining that one or another
>> thing doesn't work, I just can't trust desktop mobos anymore :).
>> (too much things that can go wrong).
>Server motherboards are often just as buggy as desktop boards when it 
>comes to virtualization. Hence why I keep saying that starting from the
>certified hardware on the compatibility list is probably a good idea It's 
>probably more accurate to say that both are buggy but server motherboards are 
>likely to be fixed whilst desktop boards are not always so lucky. Also, server 
>motherboards tend to come with a number of gotchas such as restricted PCIe 
>slot width and speed (including slower speed only when using graphics cards), 
>slow bootups, more manageability, end user features deliberately cut out even 
>if the chipset supports it (ie, sound) and requirements for certified chassis 
>- otherwise cooling and sensors can be interesting.

Certified hardware is a really, really good idea. If you can't do that, buy 
hardware that someone else has proven to work. Otherwise you are looking to 
experience pain..


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