Tried to passthrough another LSI 3008 but failed with error Failed to unbind devices.
The device is not used at all, I have the onboard LSI 3008 passthrough without problem.
Conflict between the two? The onboard has IT firmware 18 from SM, the add-on has P16 from LSI.
Ran all the required commands to modify kernel param
esxcli system module parameters set -m nmlx4_en -p "pfctx=0x08 pfcrx=0x08"
esxcli system module parameters set -m nmlx4_rdma -p "dscp_force=26"
esxcli system module parameters set -m nmlx4_core -p "enable_rocev2=1"
esxcli system module...
Very strange. Motherboard is SM X9SRL-F, BIOS setting is right. I'm going to try a different slot.
SR-IOV is working
esxcli network sriovnic list
Name PCI Device Driver Link Speed Duplex MAC Address MTU Description
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Followed all the instructions to flash OEM cx3 to MCX firmware https://forums.servethehome.com/index.php?threads/flash-oem-ibm-mellanox-connectx-3-en-with-stock-firmware.8689/
HPE 640sfp28 = MCX4121A-ACAT
Procedures to flash CX4 is exactly same, compare PSID -
HPE - HP_2420110034
Got this card to play with, haven't installed it yet. I'll install it in my storage ESXi server so SR-IOV/NPAR will definitely help a lot. All the offloading features will help NSX-T as well. I don't have 20gb switch so it has to run at 10gb speed for now.
Based on FastLinQ 41000 chipset, I...
Being using ZFS since it's out and using Solaris/OpenSolaris/OmniOS for my centralized storage server for a few years. The storage server provides VMware datastore through NFS mainly, some iSCSI (used to do FC) for specific applications, then NFS/SMB for other servers and workstations at home...