Is there a way to capture packets on an SR-IOV VF from the hypervisor?

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While troubleshooting network connectivity on an VM's SR-IOV interface, the following circumstances prevent running tests from within the VM:

  • No password or SSH key available to log in
  • VM is a custom VNF packaged without necessary troubleshooting tools

Can we capture packets on the SR-IOV device's Virtual Function from the hypervisor?


  • Red Hat OpenStack Platform 10
  • Red Hat OpenStack Platform 13
  • Red Hat Virtualization 3.6
  • Red Hat Virtualization 4.3

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