What is Single Root I/O Virtualization (SR-IOV)? - Definition from WhatIs.com


Single Root I/O Virtualization (SR-IOV)

Part of the Virtualization glossary:

Single Root I/O Virtualization (SR-IOV) is a peripheral component interconnect (PCI) Special Interest Group specification for sharing PCIe devices within a single computer.

This was last updated in April 2013
Posted by: Margaret Rouse

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