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Hardware Info

gpu info:

root@usbserver:~# lspci | grep -i nvidia
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GP106M [GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile] (rev a1)
01:00.1 Audio device: NVIDIA Corporation GP106 High Definition Audio Controller (rev a1)
root@usbserver:~# uname -a
Linux usbserver 5.4.0-74-generic #83-Ubuntu SMP Sat May 8 02:35:39 UTC 2021 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
root@usbserver:~# cat /etc/issue
Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS \n \l

Newly installed system, install qemu/libvirtd/virt-manager via:

# apt-get update -y && apt-get install -y virt-manager


Remove current NVIDIA or opensource Nouveau driver:

root@usbserver:~# apt-get remove --purge nvidia*

Add driver blacklist:

# vim /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf
blacklist amd76x_edac #this might not be required for x86 32 bit users.
blacklist vga16fb
blacklist nouveau
blacklist rivafb
blacklist nvidiafb
blacklist rivatv
blacklist lbm-nouveau
options nouveau modeset=0
alias nouveau off
alias lbm-nouveau off

Disable modset and add intel_iommu for default grub setting and update grub:

# vim /etc/default/grub
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="maybe-ubiquity nouveau.modeset=0 intel_iommu=on"
# update-grub2

Disable nouveau kernel:

# echo options nouveau modeset=0 | sudo tee -a /etc/modprobe.d/nouveau-kms.conf
# update-initramfs -u

On the above output for lspci -nn | grep -i nvidia, record the GPU id 10de:1c20 and 10de:10f1, create /etc/modprobe.d/vfio.conf, add corresponding GPU PCI Ids:

# vim /etc/modprobe.d/vfio.conf
options vfio-pci ids=10de:10f1,10de:1c20

Edit /etc/default/grub for adding vfio-ids:

# vim /etc/default/grub
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="maybe-ubiquity nouveau.modeset=0 intel_iommu=on vfio-pci.ids=10de:1c20,10de:10f1"
# update-grub2

Add vfio modules into initrd:

# vim /etc/initramfs-tools/modules

# update-initramfs -u

Now restart host machine, after boot check configurations for vfio:

# dmesg | grep -i iommu
# dmesg | grep -i dmar
# lspci -vv
See if the  drive in use is vfio-pci