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802.1ad on ixgbe vfs

DLOBE
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Hi,

I am trying to configure 802.1ad on ixgbe vfs with a goal of moving resultant q-in-q interface into a container i.e. have the vf in default namespace and have all the vf's vlan interfaces being moved to different namespaces. Theoretically in this configuration, packets would be double-tagged coming into pf, be directed to correct vf (and outer tag stripped) and then delivered to linux with single-tag.

I tried this:

# echo 32 > /sys/class/net/eth1/device/sriov_numvfs

# ip link set dev eth1 up

# ip link set dev eth1 vf 1 vlan 2 proto 802.1ad

RTNETLINK answers: Protocol not supported

Is there a way I can do this ?

TIA,

Don.

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idata
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Hi Donlobete

 

 

Thank you for posting at Wired Communities. Can you share the information below:

 

1) What is the network adapter model used here?

 

2) What is exact Linux operating system?

 

3) What is the exact ixgbe driver version used?

 

 

Thanks,

 

sharon

 

 

 

 

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DLOBE
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Embedded application using Broadwell CPU (Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU D-1527 @ 2.20GHz) with integrated 2x10Gbps -

  • vendor: 8086 ("Intel Corporation"), device: 15ab ("Ethernet Connection X552 10 GbE Backplane")

Linux kernel v4.11 and the ixgbe driver for that kernel. "modinfo ixgbe" says version: 5.0.0-k.

Latest iproute2.

Thanks

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idata
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Hi Donlobete,

 

 

Thank you for the information. I will have to further investigate on this.

 

 

Rgds,

 

sharon

 

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idata
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Hi Donlobete,

 

 

S-tag is not supported by X552, please refer to page 743 of this document - https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/processors/xeon/xeon-d-1500-datasheet-vol-4.html

 

 

regards,

 

Vince
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DLOBE
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Thanks for the clarification Vince.

Don.

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idata
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Hi Don,

 

 

Thank you for the reply. Any further inquiries?

 

 

Rgds,

 

sharon

 

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