3 Replies Latest reply on Jan 30, 2018 4:11 AM by Intel Corporation

    I/OAT on Windows Server 2016 and SR-IOV Linux guest

    gijs007

      If I understand correctly I/OAT technology is not supported on Windows Server 2012 and newer. However I/OAT it's still supported by Linux.

      If I use Windows Server 2016 as a Hyper-V host and have SR-IOV and I/OAT enabled in the BIOS, will a Linux guest VM have access to I/OAT technology because SR-IOV gives the Linux VM direct access to the NIC?

        • 1. Re: I/OAT on Windows Server 2016 and SR-IOV Linux guest
          Intel Corporation
          This message was posted on behalf of Intel Corporation

          Hello gijs007,
          I wouldn’t  really expect that setup that you described to work that way.  I/OAT, besides having OS requirements has certain hardware requirements: 
          System Requirements
          Operating System

          • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2*
          • Microsoft Windows Server 2008*
          • Microsoft Windows Server 2003* with service pack 2, or with service pack 1 and the Microsoft Scalable Networking Pack* (SP2 has the scalable network pack)
          • Linux*: Enabled in the kernel only as of kernel version 2.6.33
          Intel® I/O Acceleration Technology (Intel® I/OAT) capable network connection and drivers
          The following Intel network adapters and connections support Intel® I/OAT:
          • Intel® 10 Gigabit AF DA Dual Port Server Adapter
          • Intel® 10 Gigabit AT Server Adapter
          • Intel® 10 Gigabit AT2 Server Adapter
          • Intel® 10 Gigabit XF LR Server Adapter
          • Intel® 10 Gigabit XF SR Server Adapter
          • Intel® 10 Gigabit XF SR Dual Port Server Adapter
          • Intel® Ethernet Server Adapter I210-T1
          • Intel® Ethernet Server Adapter I340-T2
          • Intel® Ethernet Server Adapter I340-T4
          • Intel® Ethernet Server Adapter I340-F4
          • Intel® Ethernet Server Adapter I350-T2
          • Intel® Ethernet Server Adapter I350-T4
          • Intel® Ethernet Server Adapter I350-F2
          • Intel® Ethernet Server Adapter I350-F4
          • Intel® Ethernet Server Adapter X520 Series
          • Intel® Ethernet Server Adapter X520-T2
          • Intel® Ethernet Converged Network Adapter X540-T1
          • Intel® Ethernet Converged Network Adapter X540-T2
          • Intel® Gigabit EF Dual Port Server Adapter
          • Intel® Gigabit ET Dual Port Server Adapter
          • Intel® Gigabit ET Quad Port Server Adapter
          • Intel® Gigabit ET2 Quad Port Server Adapter
          • Intel® PRO/1000 PT Server Adapter
          • Intel® PRO/1000 PT Dual Port Server Adapter
          • Intel® PRO/1000 PT Quad Port Server Adapter
          • Intel® PRO/1000 PT Quad Port Low Profile Server Adapter
          • Intel® PRO/1000 PF Server Adapter
          • Intel® PRO/1000 PF Dual Port Server Adapter
          • Intel® PRO/1000 PF Quad Port Server Adapter
          • Intel® PRO/1000 PT network connection
          • Intel® PRO/1000 PF network connection
          • Intel® PRO/1000 EB network connection with I/O acceleration
          • Intel® PRO/1000 EB backplane connection with I/O acceleration
          • Intel® PRO/1000 PB server connection
          • Intel® PRO/1000 PB Dual Port server connection
          • Network connections based on Intel® 82563EB and 82564EB controllers
          Network adapters from other vendors can also support Intel® I/OAT. Check with your network adapter manufacturer for more information.
          Intel® I/OAT capable system chipset
          • Intel® 5000 series chipset integrated device – 1A38
          • Intel® 5400 chipset QuickData Technology device - 402F
          • Intel® 7300 chipset QuickData Technology device - 360B
          • Intel® QuickData Technology device - 65FF
           
          Best Regards,
           
          Franklin S.
          Intel Technical Support.
          • 2. Re: I/OAT on Windows Server 2016 and SR-IOV Linux guest
            Intel Corporation
            This message was posted on behalf of Intel Corporation

            Hello gijs007,
             
            I just wanted to check if my last post was of any help for you.  Let me know if you have any additional questions or concerns.
             
            Best regards,
             
            Franklin S.
            Intel Scalable System Framework Support.

             

            • 3. Re: I/OAT on Windows Server 2016 and SR-IOV Linux guest
              Intel Corporation
              This message was posted on behalf of Intel Corporation

              Hello gijs007,
               
              If you need any additional help please contact us directly and we will be happy to assist you. Thank you.
               
              Best regards,
               
              Franklin S.
              Intel Scalable System Framework Support.