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    Default Re: Gigabyte EX58-Extreme VT-d beta bios?

    Quote Originally Posted by Acebmxer View Post
    Yeah I dont know. The release notes Stasio had for the bios said "Improve OCZ PCIe SSD compatibility and RAID ROM". File size was smaller then the updated raid rom that I updated.

    I dont know what they did but my raid is working correctly now. Ill test the VT-d support.
    How did you actually upgrade the ROM parts of the BIOS? I grabbed AWDBIOS viewer but our BIOS just loads in as jibberish.
    Check out my thread on installed ESXi to a USB Flash drive, super easy and super fast - also non-commital since if you don't need it you can just unplug the USB drive:
    vm-help.com - View topic - Gigabyte EX58-Extreme - bonus: now with VT-d!
    use the Linux script I mention in there, pretty much run script with the OEM.tar.gz and ESXi iso in the same folder and go

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    Default Re: Gigabyte EX58-Extreme VT-d beta bios?

    you need to use cbrom to modify a bios. Depending on the platform that you are modding you need a different version of cbrom. For p45 and x58 you can use cbrom 115.

    Well I just installed ESXi to a usb flash drive and then logged into with the vsphere client and under configuration/advanced settings still says Host does not support passthrough configuration.

    Like I said my setup is a no spiecal hardware just ex58-ud5 crossflahsed with 1 tb boot drive on the intel controller 4x2tb drives raid 0+1 on the intel controller 1 video adapter and dvd drive.

    edit - just read your link. Ill have to boot back into bios and press ctrl +f1
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    Default Re: Gigabyte EX58-Extreme VT-d beta bios?

    Quote Originally Posted by Acebmxer View Post
    you need to use cbrom to modify a bios. Depending on the platform that you are modding you need a different version of cbrom. For p45 and x58 you can use cbrom 115.

    Well I just installed ESXi to a usb flash drive and then logged into with the vsphere client and under configuration/advanced settings still says Host does not support passthrough configuration.

    Like I said my setup is a no spiecal hardware just ex58-ud5 crossflahsed with 1 tb boot drive on the intel controller 4x2tb drives raid 0+1 on the intel controller 1 video adapter and dvd drive.

    edit - just read your link. Ill have to boot back into bios and press ctrl +f1
    LOL, yea, that ctrl+F1 bug really got me stuck for a couple of days :) good luck!

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    Default Re: Gigabyte EX58-Extreme VT-d beta bios?

    Ok yes VT-d works. Under storage it still sees my drives as seperate drives.

    VT-d does not work if ESXi is installed in Virtual Box.


    Another Issue I have to figure out is why my 930 will only use 21x in windows. Bios shows 22x windows/real temp/cpu-z show 21x.

    I might have to pull the cpu to check the socket. Thought it was a bug with ud5 bios but same problem with this unmodded bios and modded.

    The modded bios is fine to use.
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    Default Re: Gigabyte EX58-Extreme VT-d beta bios?

    Quote Originally Posted by Acebmxer View Post
    Ok yes VT-d works. Under storage it still sees my drives as seperate drives.

    VT-d does not work if ESXi is installed in Virtual Box.


    Another Issue I have to figure out is why my 930 will only use 21x in windows. Bios shows 22x windows/real temp/cpu-z show 21x.

    I might have to pull the cpu to check the socket. Thought it was a bug with ud5 bios but same problem with this unmodded bios and modded.

    The modded bios is fine to use.
    Sweet thanks - let me know how your build goes, I'm stuck right now with network issues where the VMs can't actually access the internet

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    Default Re: Gigabyte EX58-Extreme VT-d beta bios?

    FYI - I can't get a working driver in ESXi for our onboard 8111 NICs. I've tried a few packages on VM-help.com but still no dice. ESXi management works but the VMs behind VSwitch0 acts very weird and all info seems to points to bad drivers for these NICs.

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    Default Re: Gigabyte EX58-Extreme VT-d beta bios?

    Ok - probably my last update: I switched to ESXi 5.0 and the onboard NICs is working great now! I would advise others with similar setup to try that first rather than messing with 4.1 unless you have a very specific reason to do so

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    Default Re: Gigabyte EX58-Extreme VT-d beta bios?

    Glad to hear you got it working now. I emailed gigabyte support to put out a updated bios for the x58a-ud5 rev2 board with VT-d support.
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    Default Re: Gigabyte EX58-Extreme VT-d beta bios?

    maybe you can help. I have changed my configuration arround. ESXi 5.0 is installed on a 1tb drive on gsataII_0. I have 4x2tb drives on the intel sataII_0-4.

    If I enabled VT-d support for the intel controller I lose access to the datastore that ESXi is installed onto on the jmicron gsataII controller. This drive I want to leave to the host ESXi server so I use it for my datastore. Any ideas?
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    Default Re: Gigabyte EX58-Extreme VT-d beta bios?

    Quote Originally Posted by Acebmxer View Post
    maybe you can help. I have changed my configuration arround. ESXi 5.0 is installed on a 1tb drive on gsataII_0. I have 4x2tb drives on the intel sataII_0-4.

    If I enabled VT-d support for the intel controller I lose access to the datastore that ESXi is installed onto on the jmicron gsataII controller. This drive I want to leave to the host ESXi server so I use it for my datastore. Any ideas?
    Honestly not exactly a solution for that, I don't have localized datastore so I don't have experiences with that. It seems super weird that VT-d should cause you to lose access on a different device.
    I do think this might be an overall better setup:
    1) use USB drive as ESXi boot drive, I used a 2GB stick, not the fastest drive but it still boots fast. Also super easy to back up img in Linux just using dd command :)
    2) use the 1TB drive as dedicated data store, now ESXi is not tied to it so you can mess around all you want

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