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franctorres
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CloudGuard Network KVM - Mellanox Connect-5 Support

Hi Cloudmates a costumer have a Gygabyte Server with Mellanox MCX516A-GCAT ConnectX-5 cards.... they told me that Fortinet and PAN have support  to do a PCI passthrough with the KVM virtual enviroment....

Can we have this functionality with Cloudguard Network for KVM?

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Chris_Atkinson
Employee
Employee

NVIDIA ConnectX NICs are leveraged in Quantum Lightspeed appliances today.

Cloud applications seems like a logical extension of this and I would encourage you to speak to your local Check Point SE about submitting an RFE / HCL request if this is important to you.

 

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franctorres
Participant

Hi Chris I understand that CloudGuard don't have support of the PCI-PassThrough? can you confirm me? 

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HeikoAnkenbrand
Champion
Champion

Hi @franctorres,


The following drivers (see below) are supported by Check Point and also supported with multi queueing. If necessary, PCI-PassThrough should also work here. In this case, they will probably also have to be listed in the Check Point HW Compatibility List.

 
Driver Max Speed (Gbps) Description Maximal Number of RX Queues
igb 1 Intel® Network Adapter Driver for PCIe 1 Gigabit Ethernet Network 2-16 (depends on the interface)
ixgbe 10 Intel® Network Adapter Driver for PCIe 10 Gigabit Ethernet Network 16
i40e 40 Intel® Network Adapter Driver for PCIe 40 Gigabit Ethernet Network 64
i40evf 40 Intel® i40e driver for Virtual Function Network Devices 4
mlx5_core 40 Mellanox® ConnectX® mlx5 core driver 60
ena 20 Elastic Network Adapter in Amazon® EC2 Configured automatically
virtio_net 10 VirtIO paravirtualized device driver from KVM® Configured automatically
vmxnet3 8 VMXNET Generation 3 driver from VMware® 8

➜ CCSM Elite, CCME, CCTE
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Chris_Atkinson
Employee
Employee

We support PCI passthrough only for certified NICs for some this also includes SR-IOV.

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