IBM Power Systems SR-IOV: Technical Overview and Introduction

IBM Power Systems SR-IOV: Technical Overview and Introduction

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This IBMAr RedpaperTM publication describes the adapter-based virtualization capabilities that are being deployed in high-end IBM POWER7+TM processor-based servers. Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCIe) single root I/O virtualization (SR-IOV) is a virtualization technology on IBM Power Systems servers. SR-IOV allows multiple logical partitions (LPARs) to share a PCIe adapter with little or no run time involvement of a hypervisor or other virtualization intermediary. SR-IOV does not replace the existing virtualization capabilities that are offered as part of the IBM PowerVMAr offerings. Rather, SR-IOV compliments them with additional capabilities. This paper describes many aspects of the SR-IOV technology, including: A comparison of SR-IOV with standard virtualization technology Overall benefits of SR-IOV Architectural overview of SR-IOV Planning requirements SR-IOV deployment models that use standard I/O virtualization Configuring the adapter for dedicated or shared modes Tips for maintaining and troubleshooting your system Scenarios for configuring your system This paper is directed to clients, IBM Business Partners, and system administrators who are involved with planning, deploying, configuring, and maintaining key virtualization technologies.... lpar_state=Running, is required=1, adapter_id=1, logi cal_port_id=27004002, logical_port_type=eth, drc_name=PHB 4098, location_code=U2C4B.001. ... To manually change the adapter attributes and modes, use the chhwres command.

Title:IBM Power Systems SR-IOV: Technical Overview and Introduction
Author:Scott Vetter, Shivaji D Bhosale, Alexandre Bicas Caldeira, Bartłomiej Grabowski, Chuck Graham, Alexander D Hames, Volker Haug, Marc-Eric Kahle, Cesar Diniz Maciel, Manjunath N Mangalur, Monica Sanchez, IBM Redbooks
Publisher:IBM Redbooks - 2015-06-19


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