TNSR HomeLab ISO on KVM?
We've trialed TNSR before and were interested in a subscription. It seems we've lost contact with your sales/support department, though (no replies from anyone after multiple attempts), so I will attempt to ask my questions here.
In the meantime, a lot seems to have changed on the commercial offering side, and it's interesting to see the different approach you have taken in offering a HomeLab version free of charge as well. So, we're planning to do some more tests based on this ISO recently released. Just to be clear on the current state of things and evaluating the correct resources, I have some questions to which I'd appreciate an answer.
Before I start with the questions, let me explain a bit about our use-case. Our use-case is running TNSR as VM on a Proxmox VE hypervisor and use VF's on the physical NIC's to passthrough the data in/out. We'd use it primarily as eBGP router maintaining multiple full-view BGP tables and IX peering, and also (in the future) for IPSec termination and tunneling between remote locations. We're also planning to make full use of the API to further automate virtual network deployments based on VXLAN.
Now, on to the questions;
In the docs I read that there is a separate KVM image available for TNSR on KVM virtual machines. Is this still the case, or can the ISO be used for KVM platforms as well?
It would also be nice to confirm whether LACP bonding is supported with this kind of interface, in combination with VRRP (which used to be a problem when we trialed TNSR first).
Same question as above, but then for BFD. As the VF's probably do not have a physically reported link-state, BFD with BGP would be preferred. Would this work/is this available?
In case of KVM, would passthrough of the VF's of Intel QuickAssist be supported and is this tested? During testing with previous versions, this wasn't possible and would result in a hard-reboot of the host node if attempting to pass-through the full device node, and would not detect the VF's if passthrough'ed separately.
Thanks for your time and answers. We really believe in TNSR as a product/technlogy and are still interested in a commercial subscription if everything works as expected.