Using Intel VMD Direct Assign with VMware ESXi on Lenovo ThinkSystem ServersPlanning / Implementation

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Published
28 Oct 2021
Form Number
LP1536
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16 pages, 785 KB

Abstract

Intel VMD Direct Assign is a specific application of Intel VMD that aims to improve the storage experience in Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) architecture. It takes the isolated storage subsystem and bypasses the hypervisor to assign Intel VMD controller directly to a virtual machine running on the host.

This document provides a brief overview of the Intel VMD direct assign and describes how to configure and use VMD direct assign in VMware ESXi 7.0 on Lenovo® ThinkSystem™ servers. This document is intended for IT specialists and IT managers who are familiar with VMware vSphere products.

Table of Contents

Introduction
How to use VMD Direct Assign in VMware ESXi
Test VMD Device in Guest OS
Resources

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