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Status Not under consideration
Workspace PowerVM
Created by Guest
Created on Apr 10, 2019

Shared Ethernet Adapter Linux effects

Based on Steven Knudson TechDoc "Ethernet on POWER: Physical, Shared, Virtual" Document ID:
PRS5353 with SLES11 and my own virtual ethernet performance tests with SLES12 it is not possible to hit > 23Gb/sec.
(SLES12 --> hypervisor --> SLES12)
With AIX to AIX inbound hypervisor traffic 50Gb/sec can be reached simply on Power9.

Idea priority High
  • Guest
    Aug 5, 2019

    modinfo ibmveth
    filename: /lib/modules/4.12.14-95.24-default/kernel/drivers/net/ethernet/ibm/ibmveth.ko
    version: 1.06
    license: GPL
    description: IBM Power Virtual Ethernet Driver
    author: Santiago Leon
    ++
    SLES and RHEL uses the same module developed by IBM. Could you please justify your statement.