When deploying VM, I have meet an issue about mlx5_mac_addr_set() to set a new MAC different with the MAC that VMWare Hypervisor generated,
and the unicast traffic (ping) fails, while ARP has learned the new MAC. Since Mellanox NIC is not set anti-spoofing by default,
the VMWare lloks to add some anti-mac-spoofing functionality. The VF is configured through pciPassthru.
I have googled online and some link mentions to set the following parameters in VMX, but it looks NOT working:
pciPassthru0.noPromisc = "false"
pciPassthru0.noForgedSrcAddr = "false"
pciPassthru1.noPromisc = "false"
pciPassthru1.noForgedSrcAddr = "false"
(Note: it is not SR-IOV, and there has no up-link vswitch Port Group there for passthru pciDevice).
Someone else may have asked this question already. I have two questions:
1): Does Mellanox community has finalized the method or document? or no solution yet?
2): How to check (which instruction) whether Mellanox NIC anti-MAC-spoofing status?
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