esxi

  1. marcoi

    Home network redo of 2021

    I am in the process of upgrading my home network for this year. I am moving to 10GB and also want to redo the networking to make it more efficient etc. My house had some networking done prior to my purchase. I think its all cat 5e. It setup where ports are around the kitchen area, living room...
  2. S

    vSAN sizing reccomandations

    Hi guys, I would like to setup a VMware vSAN hybrid in my homelab, by using 3 nodes having 32 EPYC cores each. Each node has 10 spinning SAS disk 10k of 900GB each, then I have some SSD like PM983 of 960GB, and of course I could by other SSD as needed. The amount of VM is quite limited: around...
  3. AveryFreeman

    Anyone using IB over ConnectX-3 w/ ESXi 7.0U1?

    Hey, I've never used an IB adapter before, but I was thinking of doing some direct-attached IB adapters for my 3 ESXi hosts now that I learned my 3 Intel 82598EB adapters I dug out of storage are now no longer supported. I do have VCSA if that matters. I have 82599 10GbE for basic networking...
  4. A

    vSphere 7 - Storage adapter: Status "unknown"

    All you VMware experts, I need help! I have 2 SuperMicro servers: VSAN: SYS-1028U-TNRTP+ and non-VSAN: SYS-1028R-WTRT. Both have HBA LSI 9300-8i Status for Storage Adapter is showing "Unknown" even though the inbox native driver is used. esxcli software vib list | grep msgpt3 lsi-msgpt35...
  5. F

    Migrating napp-it to new hardware

    Hey there, So I've currently purchased some new hardware for my Esxi/napp-it aio as I couldn't fit any more drives in the current case. I'm currently planning the migration from old to new hardware. I'm going to do a fresh install of esxi and napp-it ovf on the new hardware. When it comes to...
  6. Bjorn Smith

    FreeNAS virtualized under ESXi

    Hi, I am considering downscaling my homelab to just one server. But that would require me to virtualize my FreeNAS under ESXi and then use the FreeNAS pools via ISCSi or NFS. Every single time I have tried it in the past - server reboots has been a pain in the butt, since ESXi is so slow/not...
  7. A

    How can I check SSD's TBW in ESXi?

    I have an SSD mounted in an Dell Optiplex Micro running ESXi 6.7.0 with an Ubuntu VM. I just use a single SSD. I'd like to check the TBW of this SSD but the last mention I can find to do this in ESXi was in 2016. A tool on Virten.net that is no longer supported. I can't check SMART from Ubuntu...
  8. F

    My new build: Xeon E-2186

    Build’s Name: Eta carinae Operating System/ Storage Platform: ESXi, FreeNAS and others CPU: Intel Xeon E-2186G Motherboard: Supermicro X11SCA-F Chassis: Fractal Design Define R5 Drives: 8x HGST HUH721010ALE600-FR RAM: Samsung M391A2K43BB1-CTD DDR4 Workstation RAM, PC4-21300 (2666), ECC...
  9. R

    ESXi 6.7: VM Booting from USB [Solved for now]

    Tried figuring out how to boot vm's from usb on esxi 6.7. Host usb device (passthrough-lite?) failed. PCI passthrough with the usb controller + Host usb device passthrough failed. In the end the fundamental issue comes to booting after installing the media. Solution is found here, save yourself...
  10. G

    Need help with esxi install

    Hello everyone, I recently bought a pretty old DL160 G6 server in order to just run a few tests here and there and generally just play around with. I am having some issues with installing ESXi on it, however. When I install it from a USB drive like I have seen from some youtube videos it will...
  11. Sleyk

    Full List of ALL Unsupported Devices in ESXI/VMware 7.0!

    This guy in England found the whole treasure trove of unsupported devices in the new 7.0. All 735 of them. Full List: ESXi 7.0 Unsupported Hardware You can also read his blog post here: ESXi 7.0: The Unsupported
  12. R

    IBM ServeRAID M5014 / LSI MegaRAID 9260-8i replacement for VMware ESXi 7

    Home server: ASRock H97M Pro4 motherboard IBM ServeRAID M5014 RAID card with LSI MegaRAID 9260-8i 12.15.0-0189 firmware and BBU 4 x 3TB WD Red hard drives in RAID 1+0 2 x 512GB Crucial MX100 SSDs in RAID 1 VMware ESXi 6.7u3 In anticipation of a clean install of ESXi 7, I've picked up another...
  13. J

    vSphere 7.0 and 10Gbe

    I have a homelab setup that consists of a box running FreeNAS serving iSCSI to 2xDL380e Gen8's. I've been using "MT26448 [ConnectX EN 10GigE , PCIe 2.0 5GT/s]" cards, these were ConnectX-2 HP branded single SFP+ port cards. They will not function in ESXi 7.0 as they function as a "legacy"...
  14. J

    New member, new build, need advice

    OK! wow.... what a great community STH is. I wish I would have known about this place sooner. I have been doing a lot of reading the past week. This has led to the typical highs, feeling like I know what I want, and lows, feeling like I know nothing about what is out there. That being said, I am...
  15. M

    Dell Intel i350-T4 4-Port PCI-E 2.1 esxi 6.7

    Hi there, having done some research I know this card is a Dell version of the Intel i350-t4. I just want to make sure it works with ESXi 6.7. I am running ESXi 6.7 u3 at home. I bought a i340-t4 which turned out to not work with ESXi due to a strange PCI device id. Thanks
  16. T

    Disk Read Write Speed ESXi / Synology NAS

    Setting up a new home lab - currently I have a single PowerEdge R630 which boots ESXi from thumbdrive. PowerEdge is connected to Synology 1819+ with 10GBE - iSCSI provided datastore. I have installed Windows Server 2016 VM (2vCPU, 4GB RAM) and have used the PVCSI disk driver and installed VM...
  17. D

    Non-raid controller for esxi

    First post, hope I've got the correct forum for this question. I'm about to build my first ESXi server, partly to run a vm to replace a hp microserver (gen 7, running ubuntu) for serving audio, and for running multiple VMs to experiment with containerization/kubernetes for the day job. I want...
  18. T

    Unable to see Intel DC S4510 Drives in VMware ESXi 6.7U3

    Hello I am trying to get ESXi to be able to see 2 Intel D3-S4510 Drives - they are the OEM variety and I have them plugged into a PowerEdge R630. The drives are the ones references in this link: Downloads for Intel® SSD D3-S4510 Series (960GB, 2.5in SATA 6Gb/s, 3D2, TLC) I have this afternoon...
  19. D

    Warning about LSI/Avago/Broadcom controllers (and other hardware) in ESXi

    I have to be careful about what I say here, but if you read between the lines here I think you will understand what I'm getting at: VMware plans to deprecate vmkLinux APIs and associated driver ecosystem - VMware vSphere Blog So anything without a native vSphere driver ***MAY*** not working in...
  20. M

    AMD Opteron 4386 RVI Support

    Hello, I am considering an upgrade from Opteron 4180 to Opteron 4384 and I was wondering if anyone has experience running a 64-bit VMs inside a nested ESXi on this CPU. In otherwords if it supports AMD Rabit Virtualization Indexing that is required for this.