CentOS & KVM on Macbook Air 2012??

JayTheCrackerJayTheCracker Senior MemberMember Posts: 169
i had seen vt-d is supported for those ULV ivy cpus in Macbook air 2012... (AnandTech | The 2012 MacBook Air (11 & 13-inch) Review)

i'd like to know is "Do the chipsets support vt-d??"

anyone labbing KVM on MBA 2012 ??

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  • MentholMooseMentholMoose Senior Member Member Posts: 1,525 ■■■■■■■■□□
    If nobody replies here, try asking on the KVM mailing list or IRC channel.

    Lists, IRC - KVM
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  • JayTheCrackerJayTheCracker Senior Member Member Posts: 169
    Thanks! i'll try asking there at the irc channel.

    i want a very very light laptop and it has to be capable of kvm & must have 8GB ram
    since Sony Vaio Z is gone, macbook air is my last hope ><

    should i move this on virtualization board?

    pls.. any other inputs would be of great help! cheers!
  • DoubleNNsDoubleNNs Senior Member Member Posts: 2,015 ■■■■■□□□□□
    They no longer make the Sony Vaio Z series? Those laptops were amazing. I was always dreaming for the day I could afford one lol.
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  • JayTheCrackerJayTheCracker Senior Member Member Posts: 169
    sony vaio z is with the performance of pro & with the weight of air!
    i really have no idea why they stopped producing ... hmm........ what on earth sony doing?..... hopes a refresh with touchscreen in the future......

    there got some left on ebay though, but, Used ones with new price ><
  • DoubleNNsDoubleNNs Senior Member Member Posts: 2,015 ■■■■■□□□□□
    Well, the Z series were extremely expensive. And now w/ the Macbook Pro w/ Retina, you can get a healthy mix of the benefits of the Air and the Pro.

    I don't know much of anything about virtualization =/. What exactly is KVM and how does one test to see if vt-d works?
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  • JayTheCrackerJayTheCracker Senior Member Member Posts: 169
    from what i know,

    kvm is something like -
    Hyper-V from Microsoft &
    ESXi from Vmware (3rd party)

    kvm can be used for enterprise level - server virtualization (but it needs CPUs with VT-d/AMD-V technologies)
    kvm is now default & pre-installed on some Major Linux Server distros... (for e.g. RHEL,CentOS)

    & kvm is one of the RHCSA/RHCE exam objectives

    PS>>i just started learning linux boxes... so, correct for me if smth wrong info is said.. Cheers!
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