This option affects the current state of the domain. In addition, if the domain is running, it will be hotplugged. In practice this maximum is much lower, since each VF consumes resources. If the command returns nothing, the driver is not loaded. The theoretical maximum for VFs is per device consequently the maximum for a dual port Ethernet card would be
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In the following example a check for the igb driver for 28576ns Intel NS network card returns a result. Reboot the machine and check if the SR-IOV driver is loaded by re-running the lspci command from the first step of this procedure. In lniux a device is already attached to the host, it cannot be attached to a guest.
Configure the driver by adding the number of VFs you would like to make available and—if necessary— by blacklisting the non-SR-IOV driver:. In practice this maximum is much lower, since each VF consumes resources.
VFs lack the configuration and management part—they only have the ability to move data and a reduced set of configuration functions.
CONFIG_IGB: Intel(R) 82575 PCI-Express Gigabit Ethernet support
Now make sure the driver is loaded on boot. Intel Corporation Virtual Function rev 01 This option will always add the device to the domain’s persistent XML. Make sure to replace it by appropriate data from your setup.
This option will only affect the persistent XML, even if the domain is running. In addition, if the domain is running, it will be hotplugged. In order to do so, you need to collect some data first. If the domain is inactive, the operation will fail. The following example shows the lspci output for the dual port Intel NS 82576ne card: VFs do not get a fixed MAC address, it 8276ns everytime the host reboots.
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To make it available for guests, detach it from the host first:. PFs also have the ability to move data. The following example shows the lspci output for the dual port Intel NS network card:. If the command returns nothing, the driver is not loaded.
This option will only affect a running domain. If the domain is active, the device is hotplugged but not added to the persistent XML. To detach a VF interface, use the virsh detach-device command which also takes the options listed above.
Intel Corporation Virtual Function rev 01 [ Numerical values from the lspci output shown in Section Make sure to replace the example value igb by a value appropriate for your driver. It introduces physical functions PF and virtual functions VF.
Each of these “pseudo-devices” can be assigned to a VM Guest. The device is not persisted in the XML and 28576ns be available in the guest on next boot.
The following procedure is using example data. PFs are full PCIe functions used to manage and configure the device. Make sure to replace linuz example values igbigbvf and igb by values appropriate for your driver.
Use rmmod to unload a driver.
That means the driver is already loaded. Before loading the driver, make sure the card is properly detected by running lspci. Specify the data you acquired in the previous step here.