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NAMEhv_netvsc - Hyper-V Network Virtual Service Consumer
SYNOPSISTo compile this driver into the kernel, place the following lines in the system kernel configuration file:
DESCRIPTIONThe ifconfig driver implements the virtual network device for Fx guest partitions running on Hyper-V. Fx guest partitions running on Hyper-V do not have direct access to network devices attached to the Hyper-V server. Although a Fx guest can access network devices using Hyper-V's full emulation mode, the performance in this mode tends to be unsatisfactory.
To counter the above issues, the ifconfig driver implements a network Virtual Service Consumer (VSC) that relays network requests from the guest partition to the network Virtual Service Provider (VSP) hosted in the root partition using the high performance data exchange infrastructure provided by hv_vmbus4 driver. The VSP in the root partition then forwards the network related requests to the physical network card.