Re: ASUS M4A89TD PRO/USB3 - Compatible and Working
Wow... cool... I learn something.
The board is at:http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/AMD_AM ... ifications
Since it is based on the chipset AMD 890FX/SB850, based on Wikipedia:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AMD_800_chipset_series
It seems to allow this IOMMU and it seems that it will enable VMDirectPath:http://www.petri.co.il/vmware-esxi4-vmdirectpath.htm
"VMDirectPath requires a host server which supports Intel's VT-d or AMD's IOMMU technology, which means the latest generation of chipsets so if your server is over a year old you're probably out of luck"
I am a little busy for this week, but will definitely look into the BIOs to see if I can enable this IOMMU thing. I am actually using it for a Nexenta installation which can definitely help with some direct hardware access to the disk drives itself...
BTW, this VMDirectPath allows the VM to directly access the hard drives without going through the VMKernel?