You must modify the metadata for an image to enable SR-IOV. All instances created from a SR-IOV-enabled flavor and SR-IOV-enabled image inherit the SR-IOV property.

1

Log in to the VMware Integrated OpenStack dashboard as a cloud administrator.

2

Select the admin project from the drop-down menu in the title bar.

3

Select Admin > System > Images.

4

(Optional) Create an image definition dedicated to the SR-IOV specification.

The original image configuration remains intact and available for other uses.

5

Select the image to modify.

6

In the Actions column of the image listing, click the down arrow and select Update Metadata.

7

In the column under Available Metadata, expand the VMware Driver Options tab.

Note

If the VMware Driver Options tab is not present, the related metadata property might already be configured.

8

Click the plus sign (+) next to the Virtual Network Interface metadata property.

In the column under Existing Metadata, the newly added metadata property appears as hw_vif_model.

9

From the drop-down list, select VirtualSriovEthernetCard.

10

Click Save.