Unable to configure vlan with "binding:vnic-type direct" when SRIOV multi-queue with updated ixgbe drivers

Solution In Progress - Updated -


  • Customer need to enable the SR-IOV multiQ, without changing/upgrading the QEMU/libvirt version (libvirt 1.1.1, QEMU 2.1.2), they are only allowed to change the IXGBE driver.
  • They checked the SRIOV support with following IXGBE versions
    • IXGBE v4.03 - they manage to have SR-IOV mutipleQ, but failed to configure VLAN.
    • IXGBE v4.3.13 - they didn't manage to have multipleQ enabled.
  • With later QEMU/livirt versions (libvirt 1.2.17, QEMU 2.3.0) and official (v4.3.13) IXGBE driver - It works fine.


  • Red Hat OpenStack Platform 6.0
  • Compute Node:
[root@compute-0-1 ~]# cat /etc/redhat-release
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 7.0 (Maipo)

[root@compute-0-1 ~]# cat /proc/version
Linux version 3.10.0-123.20.1.el7.x86_64 (mockbuild@x86-025.build.eng.bos.redhat.com) (gcc version 4.8.2 20140120 (Red Hat 4.8.2-16) (GCC) ) #1 SMP Wed Jan 21 09:45:55 EST 2015
  • libvirt/QEMU versions :
[root@compute-0-2 /]# virsh  version
Compiled against library: libvirt 1.1.1
Using library: libvirt 1.1.1
Using API: QEMU 1.1.1
Running hypervisor: QEMU 2.1.2
  • IXGBE version :
[root@compute-0-2 ~]# ethtool -i p5p1
driver: ixgbe
version: 3.15.1-k

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