What is the difference between VNIC_TYPE and VIF_TYPE ?

asked 2016-02-05 07:25:43 -0500

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Hi, I am trying to understand SRIOV passthrough. I can see that on my Compute node I have both VFs and PFs up. I want to launch my instance macvtap with one of the available VFs. Now the SRIOV passthorgh guide says that we should create a port of type vnic-type=macvtap. But my doubt if, we have a VIF_TYPE=macvtap too. What is the difference between these two? Any kind of info will of help(although it is not an exact answer).

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