PF SR-IOV driver support
Physical Function (PF) SR-IOV drivers for i40e and ixgbe interfaces in virtual environments are supported.
PF provides the ability for PCI Passthrough, but requires an entire Network Interface Card (NIC) for a VM. It can usually achieve greater performance than a Virtual Function (VF) based SR-IOV. PF is also expensive; while VF allows one NIC to be shared among multiple guests VMs, PF is allocated to one port on a VM.
The supported driver versions are:
- ixgbe: 5.3.7
- ixgbevf: 4.3.5
- i40e: 2.4.10
- i40evfL 3.5.13
All tools and software utilities for UEFI 1.X have been removed from 6.2.0 and later releases. Update to UEFI 2.x to use the UEFI tools or software utilities.
Configuration to use PF or VF is done on the hypervisor, and is not configured on the FortiGate.
To check what driver is being used on the FortiGate:
# diagnose hardware deviceinfo nic port2 Name: port2 Driver: i40e Version: 2.4.10 Bus: 0000:03:00.0 Hwaddr: 3c:fd:fe:1e:98:02 Permanent Hwaddr:3c:fd:fe:1e:98:02 State: up Link: up Mtu: 1500 Supported: auto 1000full 10000full Advertised: auto 1000full 10000full Auto: disabled Rx packets: 0 Rx bytes: 0 Rx compressed: 0 ...