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Re: [libvirt] 802.1q vlan-tagging support for libvirt



On Wed, Apr 08, 2009 at 01:06:48PM +0200, Maximilian Wilhelm wrote:
> Anno domini 2009 Daniel P. Berrange scripsit:
> 
> [...]
> > In the (nearish) future NICs will start appearing with SR-IOV capabilities.
> > This gives you one physical PCI device, whcih exposes multiple functions.
> > So a single physical NIC appears as 8 NICs to the OS. You can thus directly
> > assign each of these virtual NICs to a different VM directly,a voiding the
> > need to bridge them.
> 
> > I don't think its worth spending too much time trying to come up with other
> > non-bridged NIC sharing setups when hardware is about todo it all for us :-)
> 
> Is this hope or do you know about any timelime for this?

Hardware exists today & patches are avialable for upstream Linux.

http://lwn.net/Articles/308238/

The question mark is more over how long it takes before the hardware is
widely available & shipped to consumers by vendors.

Daniel
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