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RRava
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setting VFs state in X553 cards

I have an x553 interface and I'd like to set its VFs state from "auto" to "enable". I read on a previous discussion (*) that this is possible. I installed the latest ixgbe available on sourceforge (version 5.5.5) and I get the same error as with previous versions:

 

# ip l set eth1 vf 0 state enable

RTNETLINK answers: Operation not supported

 

It looks to me like ixgbe does not support this, contrary to i40e for instance. Is that correct?

 

 

(*) https://forums.intel.com/s/question/0D50P00004CkR7ySAF/on-sriov-interface-x553-unable-to-change-the-...

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Michael_L_Intel2
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Hello RRava,

 

Thank you for posting in Intel Ethernet Communities. 

 

Aside from installing the ixgbe 5.5.5 driver, have you also tried to install the ixgbevf 4.5.3?

 

If you have questions, please let us know.

 

Best regards,

Michael L.

Intel Customer Support

Under Contract to Intel Corporation

RRava
Beginner
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Yes, I also have ixgbevf 4.5.3.

Michael_L_Intel2
Moderator
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Hello RRava,

 

Let me gather the following information for me to further check this issue.

 

  1. What is the model of your NIC?
  2. Are you using an on-board NIC or a PCIe NIC?
  3. Can you send a picture focusing on the markings of the card?

 

If you have questions, please let us know.

 

Best regards,

Michael L.

Intel Customer Support

Under Contract to Intel Corporation

RRava
Beginner
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Hi,

 

So as I was saying it's a X553 ethernet controller. It's on-board and here is a picture of the inside of the machine:

silicom.jpg

Michael_L_Intel2
Moderator
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Hello RRava,

 

Thank you for update. By the way, What is the model of your motherboard or system?

If you have questions, please let us know.

 

Best regards,

Michael L.

Intel Customer Support

Under Contract to Intel Corporation

Michael_L_Intel2
Moderator
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Hello RRava,

 

I just want to check, please let us know what is the model of your board or system.

If you have questions, please let us know.

 

Best regards,

Michael L.

Intel Customer Support

Under Contract to Intel Corporation

 

Michael_L_Intel2
Moderator
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Hello RRava,

 

I am making another follow up on the information that I requested.

If you have questions, please let us know.

 

Best regards,

Michael L.

Intel Customer Support

Under Contract to Intel Corporation

RRava
Beginner
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Hi,

 

Sorry for the delay.

The CPU is Intel(R) Atom(TM) CPU C3558 @ 2.20GHz. You can find all the details here: https://www.silicom-usa.com/pr/edge-networking-solutions/edge-cpes/ucpe-madrid/

 

Thanks!

 

Michael_L_Intel2
Moderator
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Hello RRava,

 

How about the model of the board where the on-board NIC is installed? Please tell us the model of the board.

If you have questions, please let us know.

 

Best regards,

Michael L.

Intel Customer Support

Under Contract to Intel Corporation

 

RRava
Beginner
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Hi Michael,

 

Please refer to the page I linked for all details about the hardware.

The model of the NIC is X553.

 

Thank you.

Michael_L_Intel2
Moderator
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Hello RRava,

 

I have been trying to open the link that you provided but I am getting "Not Found" error.

 

And base on the result of the command, it is not supported. Please try to post a query in sourceforge, link is down below to double check the issue.

https://sourceforge.net/p/e1000/feature-requests/

 

And also. the I40e driver has the VF state enabled command indicated in the release notes:

https://downloadmirror.intel.com/28854/eng/readme.txt

 

If you have questions, please let us know.

 

Best regards,

Michael L.

Intel Customer Support

Under Contract to Intel Corporation

Michael_L_Intel2
Moderator
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Hello RRava,

 

Just want to check if you already posted an inquiry with sourceforge regarding this issue.

 

If you have questions, please let us know.

 

Best regards,

Michael L.

Intel Customer Support

A Contingent Worker at Intel

 

Michael_L_Intel2
Moderator
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Hello RRava,

 

If you still have questions or clarifications, please let us know.

 

Best regards,

Michael L.

Intel Customer Support

A Contingent Worker at Intel

 

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