I originally thought the 5899 was SR-IOV capable, but appears not.

1) What feature do you recommend as a viable replacement?

2) If using SR-IOV for Ethernet, is there any reason to have more than 1 Ethernet adapter?


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From: MIDRANGE-L [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of DrFranken
Sent: Wednesday, December 02, 2015 12:55 AM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: Re: Hosted LPAR - Virtual Ethernet via Layer-2 Bridge vs using SR-IOV

Either is valid, your call. If you are purchasing new Ethernet then get an adapter that is SR-IOV capable, if you already have adapters such as FC #5899 and don't want to add more then use the bridge.

- Larry "DrFranken" Bolhuis - Personal Development IBM i timeshare service. - Commercial IBM i Cloud Hosting.

On 12/1/2015 2:15 PM, Steinmetz, Paul wrote:
When creating virtual Ethernet on a hosted LPAR, should I continue to use the Layer-2 bridge (from Pete Massiello PDF - Building Virtual IBM i partitions on hosted IBM i).
Should/Can SR-IOV be used instead?

Thank You
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