Integrated Virtual Ethernet Adapter: Technical Overview and Introduction
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Overview: The introduction of the POWER6 processor-based servers brought to market several advances in server design, performance, and function. Capability to virtualized Ethernet within a server is one of these enhancements. The feature that provides this function is called as Integrated Virtual Ethernet adapter (IVE). IVE is the integration of several technologies, including the Host Ethernet Adapter (HEA), advanced software, and updates to the hyper visor, that provides integrated high-speed Ethernet adapter ports with hardware-assisted virtualization capabilities.