What is PCI passthrough and how is it done with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and Xen?

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Release Available: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.2 and above.

Audience: Customers who need a Red Hat Enterprise Linux Xen guest to have exclusive access to specific PCI hardware.


PCI passthrough is used to allow a paravirtualized Xen guest exclusive access to a PCI device, rather than sharing with other guests

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