VMware SR-IOV VF PCI passthru not working with RHEL6.4 guest

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  • I have assign SR-IOV VF PCI passthru device to RHEL6.4 guest
  • Initially the guest system was not booting with passthru device
  • After that i added pci=nomsi option to GRUB kernel like and system booted successfully
  • But after running ifup <device> the system become unresponsive


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 (kernel-2.6.32-358.el6)
  • VMware VM
  • SR-IOV Virtual Function passed thru to RHEL guest
  • Intel network interface using ixgbevf Virtual Function driver

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