Regardless of whether you use a virtual interfaces (Linux/OVS bridge) or PCI devices (PCI-passthrough or SR-IOV capable adapter) for connectivity to the VM-Series firewall, the VM-Series firewall treats the interface as a PCI device. The assignment of an interface on the VM-Series firewall is based on PCI-ID which is a value that combines the bus, device or slot, and function of the interface. The interfaces are ordered starting at the lowest PCI-ID, which means that the management interface (eth0) of the firewall is assigned to the interface with the lowest PCI-ID.
Let's say you assign four interfaces to the VM-Series firewall, three virtual interfaces of type virtio and e1000 and the fourth is a PCI device. To view the PCI-ID for each interface, enter the command
name of the VM-Series firewall
on the Linux host to view the list of interfaces attached to the VM-Series firewall. In the output, check for the following networking configuration:
Therefore, on the VM-Series firewall, the interface with PCI-ID of 00:03:00 is assigned as eth0 (management interface), the interface with PCI-ID 00:06:00 is assigned as eth1 (ethernet1/1), the interface with PCI-ID 00:07:00 is eth2 (ethernet1/2) and the interface with PCI-ID 00:10:00 is eth3 (ethernet1/3).