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migo_gong
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Can two VSIs be added in the port virtualizer of Xl710? I tried to issue the commands provided in the manual, but it always returns I40E_AQ_RC_EINVAL.I40E_AQ_RC_EINVAL  = 14,    /* Invalid argument */

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B_Y
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Hi @migo_gong,

 

Thank you for posting in Intel Ethernet Communities.

1) Please share the PBA of the adapter. You may refer to the link below on where to find the PBA number. Providing photos of the adapter focusing on the markings (white sticker) found on the physical card will be highly appreciated for us to double check on it. The PBA consists 6-3 digit number located at the last part of the serial number. This would help us identify if you are using an Original Equipment Manufacturer(OEM) or retail version of Intel Ethernet Adapter.

 

Identify Your Intel® Network Adapter Model Using PBA Number

https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000007022/network-and-i-o/ethernet-products.html

 

2) What is the model of your computer/system/board?

 

3) What is the operating system (OS) in your system and build version?

 

4) Could you please share more information about your setup?

 

Looking forward to hearing from you.

 

Best regards,

BY_Intel

Intel Customer Support

 

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B_Y
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Hi @migo_gong,


I hope this message finds you well. I am just sending a follow up if you have any questions from the previous post. If so, please let us know. Thank you.


Best regards,

BY_Intel

Intel Customer Support


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B_Y
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Hi @migo_gong,

 

Please be informed that we will now close this request since we haven't received any response from our previous follow ups.

To create a VSI (Virtual Station Interface), you can use the following steps:

1. Enable SR-IOV (Single Root Input/Output Virtualization) on the network card:

Javascript

echo 1> /sys/class/net/<PF_NAME>/device/sriov_numvfs 

 

2. Create the VSI using the ip link command:

Bash

ip linkadd name <VSI_NAME> typemacvlan mode passthru 

 

3. Assign the VF to the VSI:

arduino

ip link set <VF_NAME> netns <VSI_NAME> 

 

To match VSI and VF, you need to use the same naming convention for the VSI and VF names. For example, if you create a VF named eth0_1 using the ip link command, you should create a VSI with the same name (eth0_1) using the steps mentioned above.

 

Regarding your inquiry, we may suggest you to contact our developer at embedded communities. You can ask more detailed questions using that community's post, which will help.

Embedded Connectivity Forum:

https://community.intel.com/t5/Embedded-Connectivity/bd-p/embedded-networking-connectivity

 

Just feel free to post a new question if you may have any other inquiry in the future as this thread will no longer be monitored.

 

Best regards,

BY_Intel

Intel Customer Support

 

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