NDIS_NIC_SWITCH_VF_PARAMETERS structure

The NDIS_NIC_SWITCH_VF_PARAMETERS specifies the resource parameters of a PCI Express (PCIe) Virtual Function (VF) on a network adapter.

Syntax

typedef struct _NDIS_NIC_SWITCH_VF_PARAMETERS {
  NDIS_OBJECT_HEADER     Header;
  ULONG                  Flags;
  NDIS_NIC_SWITCH_ID     SwitchId;
  NDIS_VM_NAME           VMName;
  NDIS_VM_FRIENDLYNAME   VMFriendlyName;
  NDIS_SWITCH_NIC_NAME   NicName;
  USHORT                 MacAddressLength;
  UCHAR                  PermanentMacAddress[NDIS_MAX_PHYS_ADDRESS_LENGTH];
  UCHAR                  CurrentMacAddress[NDIS_MAX_PHYS_ADDRESS_LENGTH];
  NDIS_SRIOV_FUNCTION_ID VFId;
  NDIS_VF_RID            RequestorId;
} NDIS_NIC_SWITCH_VF_PARAMETERS, *PNDIS_NIC_SWITCH_VF_PARAMETERS;

Members

Header

The type, revision, and size of the NDIS_NIC_SWITCH_VF_PARAMETERS structure. This member is formatted as an NDIS_OBJECT_HEADER structure.

The miniport driver must set the Type member of Header to NDIS_OBJECT_TYPE_DEFAULT. To specify the version of the NDIS_NIC_SWITCH_VF_PARAMETERS structure, the driver must set the Revision member of Header to the following value:

NDIS_NIC_SWITCH_VF_PARAMETERS_REVISION_1

Original version for NDIS 6.30 and later.

Set the Size member to NDIS_SIZEOF_NIC_SWITCH_VF_PARAMETERS_REVISION_1.

Flags

A ULONG value that contains a bitwise OR of flags. This member is reserved for NDIS.

SwitchId

An NDIS_NIC_SWITCH_ID value that specifies a switch identifier. This value identifies the network adapter switch on which the VF is allocated.

The switch identifier is an integer between zero and the number of switches that the network adapter supports. An NDIS_DEFAULT_SWITCH_ID value indicates the default network adapter switch.

Note  Starting with Windows Server 2012, the single root I/O virtualization (SR-IOV) interface only supports the default network adapter switch on the network adapter. The value of this member must be set to NDIS_DEFAULT_SWITCH_ID.
 

VMName

An NDIS_VM_NAME value that specifies the internal name of the Hyper-V child partition that is attached to the VF.

Note  The Hyper-V child partition is also known as a virtual machine (VM).
 

VMFriendlyName

An NDIS_VM_FRIENDLYNAME value that specifies the external name of the Hyper-V child partition that is attached to the VF. This member contains the user-friendly description of the partition.

NicName

An NDIS_SWITCH_NIC_NAME value that specifies the name of the virtual machine (VM) network adapter. This member contains the user-friendly description of the network adapter.

The VM network adapter is a virtual device that is exposed in the guest operating system that runs in a Hyper-V child partition. The VM network adapter teams with the VF network adapter to provide the hardware-based VF data path over the SR-IOV interface.

For more information about the VF data path, see SR-IOV VF Data Path.

MacAddressLength

A USHORT value that specifies the length of the PermanentMacAddress and CurrentMacAddress members.

PermanentMacAddress

The permanent MAC address of the VF. This is the permanent MAC address for the VF network adapter that is exposed in the guest operating system.

CurrentMacAddress

The current MAC address of the VF. This is the current MAC address for the VF network adapter that is exposed in the guest operating system.

VFId

An NDIS_SRIOV_FUNCTION_ID value that specifies the unique identifier of the VF on the network adapter.

RequestorId

An NDIS_VF_RID that specifies the PCI Express (PCIe) Requestor ID (RID) of the VF.

Remarks

The NDIS_NIC_SWITCH_VF_PARAMETERS structure is used in OID method requests of OID_NIC_SWITCH_ALLOCATE_VF and OID_NIC_SWITCH_VF_PARAMETERS.

For more information about the SR-IOV interface, see Overview of Single Root I/O Virtualization (SR-IOV).

Requirements

   
Minimum supported client Supported in NDIS 6.30 and later.
Header ntddndis.h (include Ndis.h)

See Also

NDIS_OBJECT_HEADER

OID_NIC_SWITCH_ALLOCATE_VF

OID_NIC_SWITCH_VF_PARAMETERS