My aim is to not be using the host PC directly for things but to do my browsing and gaming in VMs.
To that end I’m running a windows VM with the plan to add a Linux VM with CPI pass through to my current ~10 other VMs. Virtualization my windows PC is faster than my old 2x x5690xeons.
I’ve the current card types installed in a gigabyte x399 designare ex:
Host GPU set a primary GPU in BIOS
Host storage HBA,
I’m trying to pass through a second USB card using a DELOCK 62788 which converts an NVMe slot via a SFF-8643 connector and cable.
However when the card is present in the 62788 there is no display output. My fans behave normal IE stop; pump only at idle.
I was not smart enough to think of looking at the diagnostic LED but I did find that my VMs which auto start had unclean shutdowns logged after I held in the power switch…
I have one idea as a way of not browsing the web on the host which is to use firefox over SSH from a-n-other VM but I’m not sure if that is as safe and secure as I hope. It does play back you tube though which is a plus.
So I’m after ideas? Could I try and split up the first of the 8x slots in to two 4 slots? and get two different IOMMU?