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PCI Passthrough to a ParaVirtualized Linux Guest

Started by Patrick McHale , 11 January 2017 - 08:54 PM

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 08:54 PM



I have setup a XenServer7 test box on my desktop running Windows 10. I have also created a ParaVirtualised Red Hat Linux 64 bit O.S running under this XenServer Host.


Just a quick (possibly dumb) newbe question. Is there anyway I can pass-through a network adapter from the XenServer7 host into the Linux Guest, so I can connect this Linux guest to the outside world (Internet). I tried the article from the link (which presently doesn't work for me - drivers not present?). lspci on the Linux guest give's a null output. 




The desktop box I am using has VT-d enabled but this doesn't allow me to be able to do a HVM installation for known reasons. I just want to be able to install a test box for learning about XenServer and installing VM's on this test box running on my desktop.


The main functionality left that I am trying to resolve is getting the VM's external network functionality. Everything else works fine.


Any further information, I would be very grateful for.






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