1 Reply Latest reply on Sep 17, 2018 5:58 PM by yairi

    DPDK-mlx5 set_mac question on Mellanox NIC passthru (or SR-IOV) at VMWare Hypervisor.


      Hi, Experts:


      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?




      -- Edward