How to enable SR-IOV for Hyper-V on a Dell PowerEdge-C C1100/C2100

If you need more information about SR-IOV, please visit the Blog of my friend Didier van Hoye (WorkingHardInIT).

http://workinghardinit.wordpress.com/2012/02/22/windows-8-introduces-sr-iov-to-hyper-v/

First reboot the server and press “F2” to enter the “System Setup”

BIOS C1100/C2100

BIOS C1100/C2100

In BIOS Main Menu please click on “Advanced”

BIOS Menu

BIOS Menu

 

Now click on “PCI configuration”

PCI Configuration C1100/C2100

PCI Configuration C1100/C2100

 

In the “PCI Configuration” Menu change “SR-IOV Supported” to “enabled”:

Enable SR-IOV on C1100/C2100

Enable SR-IOV on C1100/C2100

 

Now press “ESC” on your keyboard to leave the menu.

Back in the “Advanced Menu” click on “Exit” in the top right corner.

Menubar Exit

Menubar Exit

 

In the next menu please save the settings and restart the server. After the restart the changes will take effect.

Exit Menu save the Settings

Exit Menu save the Settings