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SRIOV in ESXi

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When I use SRIOV in ESXi, does the network traffic of a VM get processed as normal by the ESXi kernel, or does it bypass the kernel to go directly to the physical NIC?

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douglasarcidino
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If SRIOV is enabled in the VM, the traffic will bypass the hypervisor. However, it does limit certain features of vSphere. Please reference this VMware KB.

https://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=20387...

If you found this reply helpful, please mark as answer VCP-DCV 4/5/6 VCP-DTM 5/6

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douglasarcidino
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If SRIOV is enabled in the VM, the traffic will bypass the hypervisor. However, it does limit certain features of vSphere. Please reference this VMware KB.

https://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=20387...

If you found this reply helpful, please mark as answer VCP-DCV 4/5/6 VCP-DTM 5/6

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TheVMinator
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ok great - thanks!

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