Enabling Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory in a Linux Virtual MachinePlanning / Implementation

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Published
4 Sep 2019
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LP1224
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9 pages, 110 KB

Abstract

This paper describes how to set up and enable Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory under Linux. It shows how to create a Guest OS with virtual Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory device, step by step. The paper describes how to employ the two kinds of devices as the backend for the virtual Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory and provides test cases about how to enable virtual Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory under Linux.

This paper is intended for IT administrators, who are expected to have basic knowledge of Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory and virtualization deployment.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Preparing the server
Lab setup
Installing ndctl and ipmctl
QEMU command syntax
Using QEMU to enable PMEM virtualization
Verifying the result
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