> Hi Mark,
> Unfortunately, I did some tests, and even my nic being a giga and my
> lan supporting giga, my full virtualized domain wasnt able to pass
> 100Mb/sec. My paravirtualized guests had a very good performance in
> this environment.
> Artur Baruchi
> On Dec 2, 2007 12:34 AM, Mark Williamson <
>>>> I noted that the lspci output are different, and I would like to know,
>>>> how can I make my xen virtual machine see the same Hardware, so I can
>>>> force a 1000 Full speed.
>>> You can't get Gigabit speed for your NIC in HVM. Whatever network cards
>>> you have on the physical system, it's emulated as a 10/100 mbps Realtek
>>> card to the HVM.
>>> Use paravirtualized drivers for HVMs to enhance the network card
>>> performance and throughput, but don't expect 1000 mbps. :-)
>> The virtual machine won't have hardware matching the physical system; it just
>> sees whatever hardware Xen is emulating.
>> Xen doesn't emulate a GigE network card so you won't be able to see one in the
>> guest. However, I suspect that the 10/100mbps card will be able to transmit
>> above that speed if your machine can emulate the card fast enough: because
>> there's not a real hardware 100mbps ethernet card there, there actually
>> shouldn't be anything limiting the speed to that.
>> As Sadique mentioned, if you use paravirtualised drivers in your guest (either
>> by using a PV guest or by installing paravirt network drivers in an HVM
>> guest) you could potentially increase the throughput and decrease the CPU
>> overhead further.
>> Dave: Just a question. What use is a unicyle with no seat? And no pedals!
>> Mark: To answer a question with a question: What use is a skateboard?
>> Dave: Skateboards have wheels.
>> Mark: My wheel has a wheel!
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