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Managing Network Virtualization and Network Resources in Oracle® Solaris 11.4

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Updated: February 2019

Using Single Root I/O Virtualization With VNICs

Starting with the Oracle Solaris 11.2 release, you can manage network devices that support single root I/O virtualization (SR-IOV) by using the dladm command. SR-IOV, a standard that is implemented in the hardware enables efficient sharing of Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCIe) devices among virtual machines. For more information, see Chapter 21, SR-IOV Drivers in Writing Device Drivers in Oracle Solaris 11.4.

For information about using Oracle VM Server for SPARC Direct I/O (DIO) and SR-IOV features, and assigning Direct I/O devices or SR-IOV virtual functions to logical domains, refer to the MOS article Oracle VM Server for SPARC PCIe Direct I/O and SR-IOV Features (Doc ID 1325454.1) (https://support.oracle.com/epmos/faces/DocumentDisplay?_afrLoop=181092870858172&id=1325454.1&_afrWindowMode=0&_adf.ctrl-state=fx25uncl3_53).