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 Asus M5A99X EVO R2.0 - AM3 with IOMMU and ECC 
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 Asus M5A99X EVO R2.0 - AM3 with IOMMU and ECC
Happy to report that this board is happily working with IOMMU and ECC ram. Nice to have an AM3+ option with these features.

ESXi 5.0.0 768111

Asus M5A99X EVO R2.0
BIOS 1503
Phenom II X6 1045T
IOMMU and ECC enabled in BIOS settings
IBM ServeRaid M1015 passed through with IOMMU (cross flashed to LSI IR)
4x 4GB Kingston DDR3 1333 ECC RAM (KVR1333D3E9S)
Using Intel NIC, but on-board NIC is detected
Onboard SATA working fine as boot drive/main datastore


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Post Re: Asus M5A99X EVO R2.0 - AM3 with IOMMU and ECC
Hi,

Thanks for the info. I haven't built a ESX box since 3.5 so I thought I'd try a new one. I'm trying to 're-learn'

Based on your build I built a home lab for a couple of DCs, Web, and File Servers

ESXi 5.1.0 (1065491)
Asus M5A99X EVO R2.0
AMD FX 8120 (8 core, 3.1Ghz)
8GB 2x4 PC3-12800 1600Mhz Non-ECC
2 x Toshiba DT01ACA100 (Using onboard RAID, RAID 1)
Enermax - Ostrog Case
Thermaltake 500W PSU
Old ATI 1300 Video Card I had laying around
Everything cost about $642 after tax (before rebates) at Fry's
Using onboard NIC
Installed from USB ISO

Everything installed fine but I have no Direct I/O support.

I am wondering what this is for and would I need it for a 'home' lab?

Can anyone recommend and other BIOS settings or best practices?
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Thank you


Sun May 05, 2013 12:44 pm
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