I everyone here
I just found this really interesting thread, i didn't read everything but i'm sure it's full of usefull info
I'm not new to virtualisation, i've done alot of it over VMWare Softs, under windowson my own and under thier unix system for servers for work, but i'm new to xen and the concept of pci passthrough.
I prefer Debian rather than Fedora, so I managed to created my own config, it's VT-x Enabled, but unfortunatly i brought a i5 2500K a year ago, when i've built my computer a year ago.
This is my actual Configuration :
Intel i5 2500 (K) @ 3.3 Ghz
GigabyteGA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 (BIOS Version : F9 OFW) (non VT-d Enabled)
Crucial Ballistix DDR3 2 x 2 Go PC12800
ATI - Radeon HD5770
Intel - HD3000
SSD - OCZ Vertex 4 128GB
HDD - WD Velociraptor 150GB
HDD - WD Scorpio Black 250Go (Almost Dead)
In the next days, I'm going to get a 2500 non-K from a friend that just brought one and didn't get the K version so i'll be able to test the VT-d. I'll have to get a modified version from my BIOS but i heard on the internet that a guy on the Gigabyte forums have the possibility to create custom bios.
I Also recently brought 2 screens recently, curently one is on my Intel CPU, and the 2 others are on the HD5770, I'm gonna upgrade for a HD7770, but since ATI GPU seems to be fine in xen, that's not a problem. So my main problem now is about my triple-screen. As far as you know it guys, what will I be capable of doing with 3 screen ?
In the end, I would like to have a Dual-Screen Linux to dev some softs in Ruby, a Single screen for for my Media (One of my screen is actually a TV) probably under Linux, and another VM under windows for Gaming that will use the Velociraptor for games storage and that could be either on the TV for multiplayer games with controlers or on my main screen.