How to enable SR-IOV for Hyper-V on a Dell PowerEdge 12th Generation

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” and click on “System BIOS Settings”

System Setup Dell PowerEdge R620

System Setup Dell PowerEdge R620

 

In the main menu, please enter the menu for “Integrated Devices”

Main Menu BIOS Dell PowerEdge R620

Main Menu BIOS Dell PowerEdge R620

 

Now you should see the option “SR-IOV Global Enable”, per default it is set to “Disabled”. Please set it on “Enabled”.

Integrated Devices Dell PowerEdge BIOS

Integrated Devices Dell PowerEdge BIOS

 

Now click on “Back” in the lower right corner.

Back in the main menu click “Finish”.

In the popup box please click “yes” to save changes.

Dell BIOS Save Changes

Dell BIOS Save Changes

 

If you see the “Green Box” you can click “OK” and restart your server.

Dell BIOS Changes were saved

Dell BIOS Changes were saved