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Re: [libvirt] [PATCH v2] vepa: parsing for 802.1Qb{g|h} XML

"Daniel P. Berrange" <berrange redhat com> wrote on 05/12/2010 12:32:42 PM:

> Ok, I think the XML suggestion is pretty reasonable wrt what I
> can read about current state of the 802.* standards. My main
> question is how this applies to the Cisco VNLink capability
> that (IIUC) already exists in hardware today.
> It sounds like at an XML level it is pretty much wanting the
> same data as the 802.1Qbh case, so we could simply add a
> 3rd  option that follows the scheme:
>      <interface type='direct'>
>        <source dev='static' mode='vepa'/>
>        <model type='virtio'/>
>        <vsi type='vnlink'>
>          <parameters profileid='my_profile'/>
>        </vsi>
>      </interface>
> Internally this type='vnlink' would be something we key off
> to decide whether we need to also pass down a host UUID and
> other bits of info the Cisco stuff wants (guest UUID/name).

If someone wants to provide patches for triggering the setup for
this 3rd technology then this should now be fairly easy to support.


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