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IXLV710 - Configure VF to receive ALL packets

cphil4
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I have an XL710 VSI that is running in a VF. Is it possible to configure the VF or accompanying host PF in such a way that the VF driver receives all frames received by the NIC?

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SYeo3
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Hi clivep,

Thanks for your post.

Can you please provide more information on your virtual machine? Example: Host OS, no. of guest OS.

Sincerely,

Sandy

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cphil4
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Host OS:Linux localhost.localdomain 4.2.8-200.fc22.x86_64

Guest OS: Linux localhost.localdomain 2.6.32-431.56.1.el6.f5.x86_64

Only 1 guest. The VF Driver is running in a proprietary app in the guest.

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SYeo3
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Hi clivep,

Thanks for the information. In a VM environment, the VF will receive the packets for its VM only. However, I'll further check on this.

Sincerely,

Sandy

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cphil4
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Let me explain better. My problem is that AFAIK the maximum number of VLAN filters a VF driver can set is 8. Unfortunately our app requires lots more than that, so I'm wondering if there is a way to cause the app running the VF to receive all traffic directed to its MAC ie non-tagged and tagged traffic?

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