This how-to documents the setup Mirantis Openstack 9.1 (Mitaka) with the SRIO-V enabled Intel Ethernet XL710-QDA2 adapter (dual port) for carrier grade NFV.

Intel Ethernet XL710 provides rock solid and industry proven Single Root I/O Virtualization (SR-IOV) support to enable Network Functions Virtualization (NFV).

NFV enables carriers to virtualize network functions by running them as software instances on any hardware platform anywhere within their networks.

 

 

For the best performance and stability, upgrade to the latest firmware and drivers for your XL710 adapters available here:

Latest firmware: https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/25791/NVM-Update-Utility-for-Intel-Ethernet-Adapters-Linux-?product=36773

Latest driver: https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/24411/Intel-Network-Adapter-Driver-for-PCI-E-Intel-40-Gigabit- Ethernet-Network-Connections-under-Linux-?product=83418

Latest Virtual Function driver: https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/24693/Intel-Network-Adapter-Virtual-Function-Driver-for-40-Gigabit-Ethernet-Network-Connections?v=t

 

 

*It is important to review and consult the Mirantis Fuel 9.1 install documentation available here before and during setting up your environment https://docs.mirantis.com/openstack/fuel/fuel-9.1/index.html

 

 

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