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GVT-d versus Host Device Passthrough [closed]

What are the pros and cons of Intel GVT-d versus Host Device Passthrough done by supervisors?
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PC specs for running a VM lab with VirtualBox

I am about to get a laptop where I am going to use VirtualBox to run my VM lab (more VMs at the same time). I was thinking about to get an i7 8th gen.(4 Cores) with 64GB RAM. Do you think that would ...
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How should I add extra SATA ports on mini itx system

I have a home server running Proxmox with a few VMs running. I currently have 5 shucked 8TB WD Ultrastar disks running in a TrueNAS VM using a m.2 to SATA adapter and I directly pass the adapter to ...
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Can someone recommend a laptop that fits my needs?

As a person who doesn’t buy new digital devices often, I am not familiar with the best choices in the market right now nor with the hardware part of different products. As a freshman Cybersecurity ...
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eGPU for performance increase inside of VMware Fusion

I have started looking into eGPUs and their capabilities. My reason for using an eGPU is for coursework in CADD. I currently run a virtual machine to run the software for my classes (see list below). ...
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Convert PCIe x1 slot to open ended. Is there a safe way to cut the closed edge?

Unfortunately, most manufacturers currently produce only motherboards with close end at their pcie x1 slots. There are many reasons why people want to have free end slots. And I am surprised why close ...
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Compatible Hardware to run Hyper-V Manager

I am currently running a Hyper-V on Windows Server 2019 using an AMD Ryzen 7 2700 Eight-Core Processor 3.20GHz with 64Gb RAM. I need a disaster recovery machine that can run the hyper-v machines if ...
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Need desktop LGA1151 motherboard w/ Windows Server Access Control Service, VT-d, & APICv

I want to enable passthrough of my GeForce RTX 2080Ti GPU in Windows Server (2019 preferred) using DDA. I need to buy another motherboard, since my current Gigabyte AORUS Pro motherboard will not ...
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What is the cheapest CPU that supports virtualization?

I am looking for a cheap CPU that supports virtualization. However, I do not know which CPU is better. Right now I'm looking for a CPU that supports an OS using QubesOS, a Xen virtualization ...
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Purchasing a Mac Book Pro 16 inch, trying to figure out how much RAM I will need

New to programming and current development environment is on an iMac (schools). Looking at purchasing a Mac Book Pro 16 inch and I have been able to research all of the other hardware questions I had ...
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USB WIreless adapter for Kali Linux VirtualBox

I am in desperate need of a wireless adapter for Kali Linux. I run Kali Linux version 2019.2 on VirtualBox on a MacBook Air. Any recommendations for a wireless adapter I can find (an have it shipped ...
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Correlation of Virtualization with Graphics Processor and Optane Memory [closed]

I have to buy a laptop with a configuration so that I can run 3-4 virtual machines (Windows 10 & Windows Server 2016) on VMware Workstation. That's why I planned for a laptop with i5 8th Gen (i5-...
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Sharing USB device over ethernet to virtual machine

I need to control some USB smartcard readers from a virtual machine (linux), can you recommend a device with good drivers to let the VM see the physical USB devices connected like a physical computer?
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What is more important for running an OS on a virtual machine RAM, HDD speed, or processor speed?

I'm in the process of selecting a PC. I'm in a bit of a conundrum as my budget is limited. I need to run Windows 10 Professional and Linux Debian distro on the same PC. I hope to install one of them ...
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What computer should I buy?

I’m an app developer and I’m developing using Xcode and android studio. And I have recently started developing with ionic and generally I like exploring many programming languages, frameworks etc. ...
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Should I buy more RAM for my Lubuntu 18.04 host / Virtual Box Wins 8.1 Guest?

I am running Lubuntu host and virtual box Wins 8.1 guest together, and looking at the current RAM on my machine the output is this: Even though there is a slight degradation in performance in the ...
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Intel Xeon Gold 6130 or Intel Xeon Gold 6126

My company has tasked me with ordering servers for testing software before the software enters production in a business to business environment. We will have 12-15 people on these machines at all ...
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Choosing PC for Programming. Fastests C++ app build

I am choosing hardware to build a PC. The ways I want to use it: Programming C++, Qt, Compiling, deploying Streaming how I am coding (not games) Virtualization. Running many instances of VMs or ...
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SSD for Linux system with Linux virtual machines

I want to buy an SSD for the specified reasons, and reliability and price are the most important for me. I want to do/learn C++ programming and get to know Linux in a deeper level. My budget would be ...
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VM server for testing purposes

I have a question similar to Picking VM server hardware for development. I am trying to choose a machine that will run several (up to 4?) windows/linux VMs to be used for testing and development. A "...
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Need a laptop for VMs/office work

I don't know much about CPU benchmarks and hardware specifications - I'm looking at laptops capable of running several VMWare instances. These instances have 2-4 GB of RAM allocated to each. They ...
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Budget processor that supports hardware virtualisation [closed]

I have a basic laptop - an eMachines E732Z. It has an Intel Pentium P6200 processor. I need to run a 64-bit virtual machine, but I can't because the processor doesn't support VT-x. I therefore want ...
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Choosing a CPU for gaming/development PC

I am going to be building a PC and i have chosen all components, but the CPU. I have stopped on i7-6700k and i7-6800k. I know that for gaming the i7-6700k will have better performance, but i am going ...
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Are there laptops with 2xquad-core i7 processors?

A couple of colleagues say their laptops have 2xquad-core i7 processors. One has an HP envy, the other has a dell precision laptop. Yet I can't find anything on the dell or hp or on the web about ...
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SD card for heavy use

I have set up a VM (web development server) on a USB drive, but consider moving it to a SD card. VM has currently around 25 GB; so with a 64 GB card I would probably be safe. The price is pretty ...
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Motherboard for mid-level virtualization server

[Edit] restated question trying to emulate a different format found in this request more closely. I'm looking to have a mid-level virtualization and media server for an extended home environment, and ...
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Server hardware recommendation/validation for hyper-v

Our small company needs server capable of running several virtualized machines using both linux and windows guest systems. The chosen host OS is Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 (to be upgraded to Hyper-V ...
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Effective laptop intel processor for virtual machines

I would like to choose a new laptop and then run host OS (Win, Linux) and as many virtual machines as possible (Debian with DE, 384-512MB, for simple users, just to log in and check their emails via ...
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Picking VM server hardware for development

I am an experienced programmer with very little hardware experience, and completely overwhelmed with the unlimited number of choices available. Since technology changes so rapidly, it's very ...
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Minimal Atom board as a dedicated server, without multimedia interfaces

I want to build a small network and security appliance (server) based on a fast Intel Atom CPU. What I need is an Atom CPU (or similar), minimal RAM (1GB is more than enough), a USB drive or SATA Disk ...
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Server for running multiple virtual machines?

I run multiple machines to perform various tasks related to both work and personal hobbies. These machines run a combination of Linux and Windows and a variety of services ranging from Microsoft SQL ...
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What do you suggest for a PC with 80 chrome tabs, 6 virtual machines?

I am looking for a computer that can handle 6 virtual machines and about 80 chrome tabs open. I will be using Visual Studio as well. I'm asking about chipsets, RAM, and also generally what computer is ...
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