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Adding Video Controller to NUC10?

Ember1205
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I use NUC10 boxes for virtualization hosts in my home lab (XCP-NG, based on XenServer) and they run very well.

 

I'd like to use the built-in GPU on the NUC to pass through to a specific guest on the box, but that leaves me with no video output directly from the NUC itself. Is there a way to add 'basic' video output functions on a separate controller of some sort for local video output while the GPU is allocated to a guest?

 

This isn't something I would do with any regularity, but if the host becomes unresponsive, I could really use a local video screen to see what's going on...

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Jean_Intel
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Hello Ember1205,


Thank you for posting on the Intel️® communities. I am sorry that you are experiencing issues with your Intel Nuc products.


To have a better understanding of your issue, please provide me with the following:

  • How many devices are affected?
  • What are the Intel Nuc models you are using?
  • Does the Intel Nuc unit work as expected when you are not using Virtualization?
  • Have you tried contacting your hypervisor developer for support?


Best regards, 

Jean O.  

Intel Customer Support Technician


Ember1205
Beginner
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Thanks for the response - no idea why I never received an email to notify me of it... Oh well...

 

As mentioned in the original post, the NUC10 is the specific device I'm asking about. And, it IS working "as expected" (when you allow the virtualization host software to pass the GPU through to a guest, it's no longer available for use at the console). This isn't a hypervisor issue, and it also isn't "an issue" with the hardware. The question is very pointedly whether or not there is an external device that can be added to the NUC10 (inexpensively if at all possible) to provide video processing for use at a local monitor. That's it.

 

If I unintentionally posted this in a forum that's intended only for technical support, I would ask how to have it moved to a forum where the community as a whole might be able to share their experiences with adding external devices to handle video processing.

Jean_Intel
Moderator
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Hello Ember1205,

 

Thanks for your response.

 

It is important to mention that I understand that your product is part of the Intel® NUC 10 products; however, you should be considered that there are multiple options for this product, you can confirm this by checking our Specifications Website, and not all the products contain the same specifications. To properly answer your question I may need to confirm the exact Intel® NUC 10 product you are currently using.

 

Also, this is a forum designed for technical support, and it is publicly available. Maybe, fellow community members have the knowledge, and they jumped in and helped.

 

Best regards, 

Jean O. 

Intel Customer Support Technician

n_scott_pearson
Super User Retired Employee
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When you say 'local monitor', do you mean the monitor connected to the NUC's iGFX engine? My understanding is that, if you have given control of the iGFX engine to a VM, then that VM owns the monitor as well.

If you are fine with a secondary 'local monitor', then you have a couple of options. Your two points of entry for a eGFX engine are (a) USB 3.0 (this is USB-A, not USB-C) and (b) Thunderbolt (TBT). Unfortunately, for Linux host OS, I am unsure of whether any support is possible. The USB 3.0 adapters that I scanned through listed only Windows support. The few TBT eGPU boxes that I scanned through, in addition to being (prohibitively?) expensive, listed only Windows and macOS support.

Sorry,

...S

 

Jean_Intel
Moderator
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Hello Ember1205,


I hope you are doing fine.


Were you able to check my previous post and the comment from n_scott_pearson?

Let us know if you still need assistance.


Best regards, 

Jean O.  

Intel Customer Support Technician


Jean_Intel
Moderator
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Hello Ember1205,

 

I hope you are doing fine.

 

I have not heard back from you. So I will close this thread. If you need any additional information, submit a new question, as this thread will no longer be monitored.

 

Best regards.

Jean O. 

Intel Customer Support Technician.


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