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From Ron Wheeler <rwhee...@artifact-software.com>
Subject Re: Service Offering documentation - GPU
Date Tue, 27 Oct 2015 12:50:07 GMT
Looks very complete and seems to answer many of my questions (and 
probably some that I have not thought of yet).

This is in the 4.4 Design docs but did not make it into the 4.5 Design 
docs section.
Should it be in 4.5 as well?


Ron

On 27/10/2015 3:53 AM, Vadim Kimlaychuk wrote:
> Dear Ron,
>
>      I suggest you to read this document: 
> https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/CLOUDSTACK/GPU+and+vGPU+support+for+CloudStack+Guest+VMs.

> I have tested pass-through mode with XenServer 6.2 and can give 
> probably a bit more information if you need. The reference document is 
> good indeed, so you probably do not need my comments :)
>
> Regards,
>
> Vadim.
>
> On 2015-10-26 22:47, Ron Wheeler wrote:
>
>> The GPU section on page 
>> http://docs.cloudstack.apache.org/projects/cloudstack-administration/en/4.5/service_offerings.html

>> [1] seems to be lacking some information (at least as far as I can 
>> tell).
>> 1) What does the GPU do? It says to select a card that I want to use. 
>> No hint about the basis on which I should make the selection or if 
>> there are any restrictions on the choice (based on hardware?)
>> 2) It mentions support for 2 NVIDIA cards and says that if you want 
>> to use another card "make the createServiceOffering API call". How is 
>> this done on a UI screen?
>> 3) The Type selection is worded in an odd way with 3 selections 
>> explicitly named and a "so on" thrown in. Then it goes on to talk 
>> about a passthrough vGPU type in a separate paragraph.
>>
>> Perhaps there should be links to external web sites to clarify the 
>> definitions of these cards and types.
>>
>> If someone can explain what this section actually means, I will try 
>> to write it in a clearer fashion.
>>
>> Ron
>
>
>
> Links:
> ------
> [1] 
> http://docs.cloudstack.apache.org/projects/cloudstack-administration/en/4.5/service_offerings.html
>


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