Poor Network Performance On Fully-Virtualized (FVM) Guest Using Broadcom II (bnx2x) Device (Doc ID 944567.1)

Last updated on JULY 24, 2012

Applies to:

Oracle VM - Version 2.1.1 to 2.1.5 [Release OVM211 to OVM215]
Linux OS - Version 2.6 and later
Linux x86
Linux Itanium
Linux x86-64
Linux Kernel - Version: 2.6
***Checked for relevance on 24-Jul-2012***


Symptoms

You have an HVM or PV domU guest O/S having poor network performance over a Broadcom II (bnx2x) network device.  The dom0 host gets excellent performance using that same device.

Cause

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