How to Disable Intel Corporation Ethernet Controller 10-Gigabit Flow Control

(Doc ID 2165919.1)

Last updated on MARCH 08, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle VM - Version 3.3.2 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


Ethernet Flow Control (IEEE 802.3x) can be configured with ethtool to enable receiving and transmitting pause frames for ixgbe. When TX is enabled, PAUSE frames are generated when the receive packet buffer crosses a predefined threshold. When rx is enabled, the transmit unit will halt for the time delay specified when a PAUSE frame is received.


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