To use the capabilities of SR-IOV, you must enable the SR-IOV virtual functions on the host and connect a virtual machine to the functions.

1

Before you can connect a virtual machine to a virtual function, you have to configure the virtual functions of the physical NIC on your host by using a host profile.

2

To ensure that a virtual machine and a physical NIC can exchange data, you must associate a virtual machine with one or more virtual functions.