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Oracle® VM Server for SPARC 3.6 Administration Guide

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Updated: September 2019

How to Prepare a Domain With an SR-IOV Ethernet Virtual Function for Migration

When you create an SR-IOV Ethernet virtual function or assign it to a guest domain, you must ensure that the virtual function has a user-assigned virtual function name by specifying it as the name property value.

In addition, the domain to be migrated must be configured with a multipath route for the SR-IOV Ethernet virtual function and a virtual network device. Both of these virtual interfaces must be able to access the same network.

  1. Ensure the SR-IOV Ethernet virtual function is associated with a user-assigned virtual function name.
    • New SR-IOV Ethernet virtual function: Create the virtual function with the user-assigned virtual function name.
      source:primary# ldm create-vf name=user-assigned-name pf-name
    • Existing SR-IOV Ethernet virtual function: Associate the user-assigned virtual function name with the virtual function.
      source:primary# ldm set-io name=user-assigned-name vf-name
  2. Assign the SR-IOV Ethernet virtual function to the guest domain.
    source:primary# ldm add-io vf-name guest-domain
  3. Create an active-standby IPMP group for the SR-IOV Ethernet virtual function and the virtual network device.

    The SR-IOV Ethernet virtual function is the active interface and the virtual network device is the standby interface.

    For more information, see How to Configure an Active-Standby IPMP Group in Administering TCP/IP Networks, IPMP, and IP Tunnels in Oracle Solaris 11.4.