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Hackintosh-KVM Guide: High Sierra+ Using QEMU’s i440fx Chipset
For a few years now, thanks to the hard work of others in the QEMU/KVM community, the ability to use the macOS operating system on our KVM powered virtual machines is now a reality. We can also enable a much better user experience for OSX virtual machines using GPU Passthrough.
kvm  osx  macos 
4 days ago by dmacvicar
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cloud  hosting  kvm  linux  ssd  vps 
5 days ago by danesh.manoharan
Passthrough of advanced CPU features for macOS [High] Sierra guests – Nicholas Sherlock
When emulating macOS on Proxmox, it seems that we are forced to set the guest’s CPU type to “Penryn”. This is a very old architecture, and is missing some features that could unlock higher CPU performance. In particular, I wanted to use AVX (for accelerated stream processing) and AES-NI (for encryption), but macOS panics on boot if I set the CPU to Sandy Bridge, which would match my CPU which includes those features.

Luckily, kholia over at the OSX-KVM project has discovered that we can keep using Penryn, but enable the passthrough of individual advanced CPU features and have Sierra use them, even though Penryn never supported these features.
macOS  KVM  QEMU  OSX  virtualisation  GitHub 
8 days ago by coffeebucket
gotoz/runq: run regular Docker images in KVM/Qemu
run regular Docker images in KVM/Qemu. Contribute to gotoz/runq development by creating an account on GitHub.
docker  kvm  golang 
10 days ago by geetarista
IOMMU Groups – What You Need to Consider – Heiko's Blog
In this post I present some of the challenges you might face with IOMMU and provide tools to identify and perhaps solve the issues. Your best friend is the `pciutils` package and the `lspci` command (see [here]( for examples).
KVM  virtualisation  VFIO  IOMMU  passthrough 
11 days ago by coffeebucket
Running Windows 10 on Linux using KVM with VGA Passthrough – Heiko's Blog
You want to use Linux as your main operating system, but still need Windows for certain applications unavailable under Linux. You need top notch (3D) graphics performance under Windows that you can’t get from VirtualBox or similar virtualization solutions. And you do not want to dual-boot into Linux or Windows. In that case read on.

Many modern CPUs have built-in features that improve the performance of virtual machines (VM), up to the point where virtualised systems are indistinguishable from non-virtualised systems. This allows us to create virtual machines on a Linux host platform without compromising performance of the (Windows) guest system.
KVM  virtualisation  VFIO  IOMMU  passthrough  Windows10 
11 days ago by coffeebucket

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