theelguy
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VM Workstation 10 and VT-d

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Hello,

I use VM Workstation 10 on a Windows 7 host and run 30+ VMs, i dont use EXSi due to 3D issues with the GPU.

Do i get any performance improvement just by having a VT-d compatible CPU?

Note: im not configuring anything related to VT-d, i just turn on VM Workstation 10, install the VMs and run them.

Thanks.

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rsicilia
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VT enhanced some specific features like network performance, conversation between guest and VMM (or hypervisor), and Direct I/O. In VMware Workstation I think the enhancements are very tiny because the Workstation overhead is bigger than ESXi overhead.

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Rocco Sicilia

Rocco Sicilia [aka: BrC] - http://www.roccosicilia.it - VTSP 4-5, VCP 4-5, vExpert 2013/2014

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rsicilia
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VT enhanced some specific features like network performance, conversation between guest and VMM (or hypervisor), and Direct I/O. In VMware Workstation I think the enhancements are very tiny because the Workstation overhead is bigger than ESXi overhead.

--

Rocco Sicilia

Rocco Sicilia [aka: BrC] - http://www.roccosicilia.it - VTSP 4-5, VCP 4-5, vExpert 2013/2014

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