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SR-IOV PCI bypass

Mon May 20, 2019 7:18 pm

Hello mikrotik,

To increase performance over virtualization, I tried to configure SR-IOV with SR-IOV interfaces or PCI direct devices.
I use a standard HP HP 2x 10GbE Ethernet 530FLR SFP+ DualPort with a Broadcom BCM57810S.

It's seems that this standard driver is not supported by routeros:


Is it a hard job or is it planned to add this standard driver in a future relaese so I can make a performance comparison with VMXNET3 ? 8)

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Re: SR-IOV PCI bypass

Mon May 20, 2019 7:48 pm

New drivers haven't been added to x86 ROS for ages. Yes, there's a lot of hardware that simply doesn't work.
I don't expect this to change in any way for ROS 6.x, only hope is that 7.x will have better drivers, but who knows when that will be released...
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Re: SR-IOV PCI bypass

Wed May 29, 2019 11:58 pm

It would be big step forward - adding sr-iov drivers. They are regular ethernet drivers, so if MT can handle that out, I think baremetal x64 ROS dream would come true.

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