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Friday, August 31 • 11:00am - 11:45am
Get the most from 10 gig Ethernet in Linux Cloud environment, Vivek Kashyap, IBM

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Server virtualization in the data-center adds to the networking path thereby reducing the overall bandwidth available to the applications. One important trend is therefore to utilize the Single Root- IO Virtualization (SR-IOV) to share the NIC among multiple virtual machines while being able to provide full bandwidth.
This paper will discuss mechanisms and innovations that may be employed for simplified configuration and management of SR-IOV NICs. We further discuss a simple mechanism to enable migration of VM's when using SR-IOV NICs without any VM specific configuration. Even as SR-IOV is used for network performance the workloads must still be fully protected and the same firewall or security ACLs imposed on the traffic. We will discuss automating network security profiles configuration and migration with the VM when using SR-IOV NICs, Finally we consider mechanisms to provide failover redundancy to VMs when using SR-IOV virtual functions.


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Vivek Kashyap, IBM

Vivek works in IBM's Linux Technology Center on Linux Containers and Network Virtualization. Vivek has worked on Linux resource management, delay-accounting, Energy & hardware management, and authored InfiniBand and IPoIB networking protocols, and worked on IEEE 802.1Qbg protocol on network switching.


Friday August 31, 2012 11:00am - 11:45am
Executive Center Room 3