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What is the performance penalty of running VM's in ESXi/vSphere using pass through as opposed to running the OS natively? Is the performance similar to other Linux pass through technologies? I'm asking as ESXi/vSphere are Linux based.
ESXi is not Linux or in fact Unix based, the kernel was built from the ground up.

The performance impact is pretty much non-existent. The only noticeable thing is a slight memory overhead.
The guy who sued them lost the case and I didn't realise it. The loss of the case was due to legality, and not due to the merit of the case itself, which is why an appeal is pending.

If they have rewritten the code, as they said they would, then it is, indeed, not Linux based now.

If RAM overhead is all that there is to worry about then it's nothing. Adding a little more RAM is easy enough.

Edit: VMWare has the ability to virtualise an existing OS. Can this VM then be imported into vSphere?

All vmware vms are a .vmx config file, and a .vmdk virtual drive, both on workstation and esxi, so yes. They can be coppied between Workstation, Player, and vSphere, and are supported cross version.

I will virtualise my current Windows 8.1 and GPU passthrough in vSphere this coming weekend.

 

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yeah i guess vSGA is dead, i wonder if AMD will be able to do vGPU or if licensing cost are a big hurdle if vGPU comes to linux based or OS hypervisors with nivdia and AMD WITH easy setup then uh... ESXi is gonna have some competition, in that respect. i already think they have their own versions of Vmotion.

EDIT: good write up on the ESXi is not based on linux topic, https://www.v-front.de/2013/08/a-myth-busted-and-faq-esxi-is-not-based.html ,it even explains where/why the notion even is a thing.

My bet is that there will be vGPU on kvm (standard linux) within a year. If that will be achievable with consumer hardware I don't know yet.

AMD make passthrough relatively easy compared with nVidia so it depends on whether they want to and considering nVidia want to sell Tesla's and Grids they definitely don't want to make it achievable.

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I will virtualise my current Windows 8.1 and GPU passthrough in vSphere this coming weekend.

Word of advice. Unplug all your HDDs and install vSphere to a USB stick or SD card. You don't want your install bound to your drives and certainly not a raid array, as then you'll be forced to update instead of just making another stick with the new version and copying the configs. Only thing it will affect is vSphere boot time. Whole point of ESX is the abstraction after all.

Second word of advice, be sure to back up everything as vSphere uses a proprietary partition format. You can copy to/from it using any of the clients from any OS (modern one is web based), but the partition itself will be largely unreadable and require a format. ESX will not read NTFS, FAT, EXT, or anything else.
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I will virtualise my current Windows 8.1 and GPU passthrough in vSphere this coming weekend.

Word of advice. Unplug all your HDDs and install vSphere to a USB stick or SD card. You don't want your install bound to your drives and certainly not a raid array, as then you'll be forced to update instead of just making another stick with the new version and copying the configs. Only thing it will affect is vSphere boot time. Whole point of ESX is the abstraction after all.

Second word of advice, be sure to back up everything as vSphere uses a proprietary partition format. You can copy to/from it using any of the clients from any OS (modern one is web based), but the partition itself will be largely unreadable and require a format. ESX will not read NTFS, FAT, EXT, or anything else.

ESXi will wipe a drive and use the entire drive? If so I will need to back up all the data on my SSD first.

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I will virtualise my current Windows 8.1 and GPU passthrough in vSphere this coming weekend.


Word of advice. Unplug all your HDDs and install vSphere to a USB stick or SD card. You don't want your install bound to your drives and certainly not a raid array, as then you'll be forced to update instead of just making another stick with the new version and copying the configs. Only thing it will affect is vSphere boot time. Whole point of ESX is the abstraction after all.


Second word of advice, be sure to back up everything as vSphere uses a proprietary partition format. You can copy to/from it using any of the clients from any OS (modern one is web based), but the partition itself will be largely unreadable and require a format. ESX will not read NTFS, FAT, EXT, or anything else.
ESXi will wipe a drive and use the entire drive? If so I will need to back up all the data on my SSD first.

ESXi itself will use whatever drive you give it, that's why I suggest installing it to a USB stick. A simple 4GB stick is more than enough, you can even get away with a 1GB stick.

As for file handling in ESX...
https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-vSphere/6.0/com.vmware.vsphere.storage.doc/GUID-5AC611E0-7CEB-4604-A03C-F600B1BA2D23.html

Hardware level:
- USB drives
- SATA drives
- NAS drives
- SAN LUNs
- M.2/PCI-e drives
- Hardware RAID arrays

ESX level:
- ESX "drive"
- Datastores

VM level:
- VMDK files

Guest OS level:
- "Drives"

Datastores are like your NTFS or EXT partitions at the hypervisor level, to ESX they are your usable space. There can be multiple datastores on one drive and assumedly they will only use the space you tell them to. I've never been in a situation where they would get anything less than the full drive. Datastores may be uploaded to or downloaded from using the client.

VMDKs are your virtual disks for the guest OS, and they can be configured as "Thin" (only use the space they actually use, up to a certain cap) or Thick (space is pre-allocated and used, even if only zeroed). VMDKs can move and VMs can have multiple VMDKs from multiple drives, IE OS on SSD, data on HDD. You can effectively treat it like it's hardware level and just assign as you wish, this shouldn't be different from other VM software aside from the terminology.

But you can also just straight up assign a physical drive directly to a VM if you want and skip the whole file system thing, it just isn't recommended because now you can't copy or back up the drive at all outside of traditional means.

vSphere isn't exactly designed to share is all, it is designed to be on a server as the base OS.
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I will virtualise my current Windows 8.1 and GPU passthrough in vSphere this coming weekend.


Word of advice. Unplug all your HDDs and install vSphere to a USB stick or SD card. You don't want your install bound to your drives and certainly not a raid array, as then you'll be forced to update instead of just making another stick with the new version and copying the configs. Only thing it will affect is vSphere boot time. Whole point of ESX is the abstraction after all.


Second word of advice, be sure to back up everything as vSphere uses a proprietary partition format. You can copy to/from it using any of the clients from any OS (modern one is web based), but the partition itself will be largely unreadable and require a format. ESX will not read NTFS, FAT, EXT, or anything else.
ESXi will wipe a drive and use the entire drive? If so I will need to back up all the data on my SSD first.

ESXi itself will use whatever drive you give it, that's why I suggest installing it to a USB stick. A simple 4GB stick is more than enough, you can even get away with a 1GB stick.

As for file handling in ESX...
https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-vSphere/6.0/com.vmware.vsphere.storage.doc/GUID-5AC611E0-7CEB-4604-A03C-F600B1BA2D23.html

Hardware level:
- USB drives
- SATA drives
- NAS drives
- SAN LUNs
- M.2/PCI-e drives
- Hardware RAID arrays

ESX level:
- ESX "drive"
- Datastores

VM level:
- VMDK files

Guest OS level:
- "Drives"

Datastores are like your NTFS or EXT partitions at the hypervisor level, to ESX they are your usable space. There can be multiple datastores on one drive and assumedly they will only use the space you tell them to. I've never been in a situation where they would get anything less than the full drive. Datastores may be uploaded to or downloaded from using the client.

VMDKs are your virtual disks for the guest OS, and they can be configured as "Thin" (only use the space they actually use, up to a certain cap) or Thick (space is pre-allocated and used, even if only zeroed). VMDKs can move and VMs can have multiple VMDKs from multiple drives, IE OS on SSD, data on HDD. You can effectively treat it like it's hardware level and just assign as you wish, this shouldn't be different from other VM software aside from the terminology.

But you can also just straight up assign a physical drive directly to a VM if you want and skip the whole file system thing, it just isn't recommended because now you can't copy or back up the drive at all outside of traditional means.

vSphere isn't exactly designed to share is all, it is designed to be on a server as the base OS.

So basically it acts just like VMWare or VBox and creates a VM file.

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I will virtualise my current Windows 8.1 and GPU passthrough in vSphere this coming weekend.

AMD make passthrough relatively easy compared with nVidia so it depends on whether they want to and considering nVidia want to sell Tesla's and Grids they definitely don't want to make it achievable.

Yeah but, passthrough will only power 1 VM and the more GPUs the less slots for other stuff like raid and 10gbps fiber.
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Word of advice. Unplug all your HDDs and install vSphere to a USB stick or SD card. You don't want your install bound to your drives and certainly not a raid array, as then you'll be forced to update instead of just making another stick with the new version and copying the configs. Only thing it will affect is vSphere boot time. Whole point of ESX is the abstraction after all.

Second word of advice, be sure to back up everything as vSphere uses a proprietary partition format. You can copy to/from it using any of the clients from any OS (modern one is web based), but the partition itself will be largely unreadable and require a format. ESX will not read NTFS, FAT, EXT, or anything else.
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I will virtualise my current Windows 8.1 and GPU passthrough in vSphere this coming weekend.

AMD make passthrough relatively easy compared with nVidia so it depends on whether they want to and considering nVidia want to sell Tesla's and Grids they definitely don't want to make it achievable.

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Word of advice. Unplug all your HDDs and install vSphere to a USB stick or SD card. You don't want your install bound to your drives and certainly not a raid array, as then you'll be forced to update instead of just making another stick with the new version and copying the configs. Only thing it will affect is vSphere boot time. Whole point of ESX is the abstraction after all.

Second word of advice, be sure to back up everything as vSphere uses a proprietary partition format. You can copy to/from it using any of the clients from any OS (modern one is web based), but the partition itself will be largely unreadable and require a format. ESX will not read NTFS, FAT, EXT, or anything else.

also if you wish to rebuild or do a new RAID you can just migrate the data vs reinstall the OS. SATAdoms are also faster alternative to SD cards and USB.
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You have to make sure you are using the proper vmware workstation virtual machine version as the ESXi you are putting it on. If you are using esxi 6.5, but your VMs are a much older virtual machine version you should step upgrade them. Being on the latest virtual machine build is recommended, and make your datastore VMFS 6 not 5. VMFS 6 is much better. More features too like reclaiming space. I almost always thin provision my VMs as well. Unless it is storing an database. If you are using 2016 server, I also recommend using ReFS instead of NTFS as well.
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Does anyone know if setting up as NUMA at least on nehalem has any benefit of a normal setup with ESXi or any other hypervisor? i noticed i a bios option in my T5500 to setup NUMA.
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Does anyone know if setting up as NUMA at least on nehalem has any benefit of a normal setup with ESXi or any other hypervisor? i noticed i a bios option in my T5500 to setup NUMA.

I actually went to VMWorld, and their answer was "unless you know exactly what you're doing, just change the number of CPUs and let ESX do it's thing". tongue.gif

EDIT: Built in NUMA recognition that is competent.
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I will virtualise my current Windows 8.1 and GPU passthrough in vSphere this coming weekend.

AMD make passthrough relatively easy compared with nVidia so it depends on whether they want to and considering nVidia want to sell Tesla's and Grids they definitely don't want to make it achievable.

Yeah but, passthrough will only power 1 VM and the more GPUs the less slots for other stuff like raid and 10gbps fiber.
 
also if you wish to rebuild or do a new RAID you can just migrate the data vs reinstall the OS. SATAdoms are also faster alternative to SD cards and USB.

I have no use for RAID or 10GBE cards in my main PC, so I have free PCIE slots to test passthrough. If it works well I will start using ESXi and run Windows and Linux on the machine. My next PC will definitely have 32GB RAM as 16 just isn't enough anymore.

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