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 Biostar Tpower I45 - ICH10R passthrough not working 
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Post Biostar Tpower I45 - ICH10R passthrough not working
Hello

New user. I installed ESXi 4.1 latest today on my Biostar Tpower I45 (6 SATA port mobo). At first the install failed due to the build-in network card.

I got around the problem by installing an Intel PRO 1000 that is supported natively.

Now I am trying to use VMdirectpath and it seems like I am unable to see devices on my motherboard, it looks like its not supported.

lspci showed
SATA 8086:3a22
Ethernet 10ec:8168
Marvell 11ab:6121

I would appreciate if someone could assist or suggest what I could do to make VMdirectpath work. If possible I would love to use the built-in ethernet but no biggie. VMDPATH is more important to me.

Thanks!


Sat May 14, 2011 5:28 pm
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Are you able to enable VMDirectPath and get the the configuration screen for it?

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Sat May 14, 2011 8:33 pm
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Hi

I don't see the controller in VMdirectpath, it says its not supported. See attached pictures.

Any suggestions how to enable it? Thank you


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Sun May 15, 2011 12:40 pm
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PSS I have also a PCI-E LSI SAS3041E with the latest IT firmware and I cannot use Directpath :(


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Does the BIOS have an option called Intel Directed I/O or Intel VT-d? This is a seperate option from Intel Virtualization Technology (or VT / VT-x).

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Sun May 15, 2011 4:52 pm
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The board has "Virtualization Technology" under CPU features but no mention of "VT-d" or "Vt-x" or even "VT" at all.

I think I am going to build a sandy bridge server for esxi. Just ordered an Intel DQ67SWB3 which supposedly supports it with the Q67 chipset. Will report back.


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