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Creating and Using Oracle® Solaris Kernel Zones

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Updated: December 2018

Managing Single-Root I/O NIC Virtualization on Kernel Zones

You can create and administer single root I/O (SR-IOV) NIC virtual functions (VF) on kernel zones by using the zonecfg iov anet property. SR-IOV enables the efficient sharing of Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCIe) devices among virtual machines and is implemented in the system hardware to achieve I/O performance that is comparable to native performance. For information on using SR-IOV in Oracle Solaris, see Using Single Root I/O Virtualization With VNICs in Managing Network Virtualization and Network Resources in Oracle Solaris 11.3.

The zonecfg iov property is only supported on kernel zones. No native solaris zone support is provided.

See Resource Types and Properties in Oracle Solaris Zones Configuration Resources for information on how to enable and configure the zonecfg iov anet property.