Re: M4A89TD Pro/USB3 Or Others
Iv already managed to install ESXi 3.5 and 4.1U1 with the card being reccognised under both installs as a datastore, the ability to do PCI passthrough is a nother unknown at this point
Has anyone ever put togeather a definitive list of M/B's which support IOMMU, i came accross one on Wikipedia and one on a KVM Virtualisation board, but after researching them, most turned out to be unsupported.
The M4A89TD Pro seems to have just as many people saying it is supported as those saying its not, so its a little confusing. Downloading the manual from the ASUS website, the BIOS doe NOT seem to have any specific options for IOMMU, there is a Secure Virtual Machine option (what that means, only ASUS can tell), but the communities seem to have major disagreements on this board having the facility or not !
I found a chap called James Leong (http://james.com.sg/2011/04/09/installi ... d-prousb3/
) who installed ESX onto this board, but his plans for it were nothing like mine, so no tests were performed on the PCI Passthrough ability, im trying to get in touch with him to ask if he still has this system running to check
In the mean time, given the amout of places saying this board is compatible, im just looking for someone who brought one and has installed esx to post a screendump of the advanced settings page on vSphere Client lol
proof please hehe