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?
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.
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|
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