Hyper-V Extensible Switch Restore Operations

When a Hyper-V child partition is restarted after it was stopped or live migrated, the run-time state of the partition is restored. During the restore operation, a Hyper-V extensible switch extension driver can restore run-time data about an extensible switch network adapter (NIC).

When a restore operation is being performed on a Hyper-V child partition, the extensible switch interface signals the protocol edge of the extensible switch to issue an OID set request of OID_SWITCH_NIC_RESTORE. The InformationBuffer member of the NDIS_OID_REQUEST structure for the OID_SWITCH_NIC_RESTORE request contains a pointer to an NDIS_SWITCH_NIC_SAVE_STATE structure.

When it handles this OID request, the extension restores the run-time data for the network adapter. This run-time data was previously saved through OID requests of OID_SWITCH_NIC_SAVE and OID_SWITCH_NIC_SAVE_COMPLETE.

When it receives the OID_SWITCH_NIC_RESTORE request, the extensible switch extension must first determine whether it owns the run-time data. The driver does this by comparing the value of the ExtensionId member of the NDIS_SWITCH_NIC_SAVE_STATE structure to the GUID value that the driver uses to identify itself.

If the extension owns the run-time data, it restores this data in the following way:

  1. The extension copies the run-time data in the SaveData member to driver-allocated storage.

    Note  The value of the PortId member of the NDIS_SWITCH_NIC_SAVE_STATE structure may be different from the PortId value at the time that the run-time data was saved. This can occur if run-time data was saved during a Live Migration from one host to another. However, the configuration of the extensible switch NIC is retained during the Live Migration. This enables the extension to restore the run-time data to the extensible switch NIC by using the new PortId value.
  2. The extension completes the OID set request with NDIS_STATUS_SUCCESS.

If the extension does not own the run-time data, it must call NdisFOidRequest. This forwards the OID method request to underlying extensions in the extensible switch driver stack. For more information about this procedure, see Filtering OID Requests in an NDIS Filter Driver.

OID_SWITCH_NIC_RESTORE_COMPLETE

The extensible switch interface signals the protocol edge of the extensible switch to issue this OID at the completion of the restore operation of run-time data for an extensible switch NIC.

This OID request notifies the extension that the restore operation has completed only for a specified extensible switch NIC.

For more information about this OID request, see OID_SWITCH_NIC_RESTORE_COMPLETE.

During the restore operation for run-time data, the protocol edge of the extensible switch issues OID requests of OID_SWITCH_NIC_RESTORE and OID_SWITCH_NIC_RESTORE_COMPLETE for the network interface of a Hyper-V child partition is connected. If multiple Hyper-V child partitions are restored, the protocol edge issues separate sets of OID_SWITCH_NIC_RESTORE and OID_SWITCH_NIC_RESTORE_COMPLETE requests for each network interface connection.

Note  The protocol edge of the extensible switch will not interleave restore operations for run-time data for the same NIC. The protocol edge will start a run-time data restore operation for a NIC only after a previous restore operation has completed on the same NIC. However, the protocol edge may start a restore operation for a NIC while another restore operation is in progress for another NIC. Because of this, we highly recommend that extensions perform restore operations in a non-interleaved fashion. For example, extensions should not assume that a new restore operation cannot start on another NIC before an ongoing restore operation has completed for a different NIC.

For more information about this OID request, see Restoring Hyper-V Extensible Switch Run-Time Data.

 

 

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