[CentOS] best centos server setup for graphics intensive kvm vms?

Tue Jan 23 19:01:19 UTC 2018
Nux! <nux at li.nux.ro>

Running a VM with something graphical on top of something else graphical is one thing.

What you want is to dedicate the GPU to the Libreelec VM, so it displays directly to the screen (gpu) so it can properly use hardware acceleration and so on, but you can't do that without VT-d/AMD-Vi afaik.

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----- Original Message -----
> From: "Morgan Read" <mstuff at read.org.nz>
> To: "CentOS mailing list" <centos at centos.org>
> Sent: Tuesday, 23 January, 2018 18:49:58
> Subject: Re: [CentOS] best centos server setup for graphics intensive kvm	vms?

> Thanks Nux for the follow up!
> On 22/01/18 08:54, Nux! wrote:
>> You'd need to run virt-manager GUI somehow to manage the VMs. If you run Fedora
>> already on another machine then you can just yum install it and use it from
>> there.
> That's what I figured - I already run an XP and W7 virt machines as well
> as sometimes RemixOS just for fun on my everyday machine and thought I
> could remote control.
>> You might run into a problem though with your Libreelec VM as you'd need to
>> enable GPU passthrough for it and for that you need Intel VT-d or AMD-Vi
>> enabled in the BIOS. If your laptop is old it may not have that feature.I
>> wondered about that - the laptop is VT-x, but not VT-d.  But, as I run
> the above GUI machines on my laptop without VT-d, then shouldn't I be
> able to run Libreelec?  Or, is it that I will just need the server/host
> setup with a gui?  And, if that's the case, then perhaps I run Libreelec
> on the server/host and not as a VM and the rest as VM?
>> Owncloud has been obsoleted by Nextcloud btw.
> Can't keep up - getting old...
> Many thanks
> Morgan.
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