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    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...
  2. 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"...
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    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...
  4. 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
  5. 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...
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    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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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.
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    Wyse 3040 PCoIP problem

    I have a TERA2220 PCoIP Workstation Host card (FW: v4.9.0). This card (with an AMD GPU) working in a vSphere VM with passthrough. The TERA2220 working great with a Teradici Windows Software Client. Working absolutely as excepted on my big desktop machine. But I want a smaller PCoIP client...
  11. Zack Hehmann

    PSOD Woes

    All I have been receiving PSOD errors on one of my hosts at home. This has been going on for about a month. Usually the host will stay up for 1 day and 15 hours before doing a kernel dump. I reduced the number of VMs running to just the vCenter server and it still crashes. The error is PF...
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    Disk Passthrough ESXi to FreeNAS

    Hi, my first post here after discovering this useful forum! I have at home a PC running ESXi 6.7.0, let's call it my "homelab server". It is nothing special, it has an AMD FX-8350, 32GB RAM DDR3, a 512GB SSD for the ESXI and some VM's (Server Core 2016 and a couple of W10 VM's). I'd like to...
  13. V

    Migration from ESXi to Proxmox

    Hi. How to migrate VM from Esxi 5.5 to Proxmox VE 5.4-3 VM > 100 (Windows, Linux) Manually is a very long time (is there a way to automate migration?
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    Migrating aging HP workstation to ESXi 6.5U2 for Plex/other-tasks - WWYD?

    Hi guys, I'm needing some help here as I've been putting this project off for way too long. I have a 5+ year old i7 based HP workstation running Windows 10 that I've been using as a catch-all server for all of the random home server tasks that I need. It is running Plex, Milestone Xprotect...
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    ESXi - mobo USB passthrough not working - SuperMicro X11DPG-QT

    Hi, I have tried both ESXi 6.7 and 6.7U1. No USB controllers show up under Host>Manage>Hardware>PCI Devices>Passthrough Capable. What shows are: 2x NICs 2x NVMes 2x GPUs - (onboard and Radeon RX480) 1x Intel(R) Audio Device Maybe I need to install some Intel software in the ESXi hypervisor...
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    CX3 iSER

    This is a continuation of previous discussion here: NFSv3 vs NFSv4 vs iSCSI for ESXI datastores OK, so there is good news and bad news about connectx-3 and iser on esxi. First the bad news. The bad news is, there are issues with flow control which might or might not be able to be resolved...
  17. L

    Using 3rd party SD cards in Cisco UCS B200 M3

    Does anyone know if it is possible to use 3rd party sd cards in a Cisco UCS B200 M3 to run ESXi on it? And if it is possible, are there any specs needed?
  18. L

    Small office ESXi server sanity check

    I need to replace an ageing HP DL360 G6 running a 4x disk RAID 10 array of SAS drives. It has the 1GB flash backed write cache option. It’s hosting Zimbra, UniFi, Plex (just me using that) and Elastix PBX plus a few light weight lab type VMs. At most it sees 2-3 users concurrently. I pay the...
  19. M

    EU FS: 2x 10GBase-T 10GbE DualPort Ethernet (RJ45 copper, QLogic BCM57810)

    Hello, I'm selling a bundle consisting of TWO QLogic BCM57810 dual port copper ethernet RJ45 NICs. They have driver support for Windows 10, Windows Server 2008/12/16, linux and VMware ESXi also. The cards are in a perfect working condition. But be aware that the fans are not the most silent...
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    RDMA in ESXi 6.7 on ConnectX-2 Cards

    We have a series of 13 Dell R610 hosts with ConnectX-2 EN cards running ESXi 6.7. We have been trying to get RDMA (more importantly the iSER adapter) to enable and show up, however we have been unsuccessful. RDMA is supported by the FW, as we had gotten it to show up before with different...