ESXi 6.7 & Infiniband - state

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  1. Rand__

    Rand__ Well-Known Member

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    Has anyone recently dabbled with ESXi & infiniband?
    I know with the old 1.82 drivers in 5.5/6.0 it worked and since then things have gone downhill but I have not been able to get much recent information on this...

    Ideally I'd want ESXi to mount nfs/iscsi shares via IB, potentially from a Solaris box or optionally linux...
     
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    markpower28 Active Member

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    IB is history for esxi, Ethernet is the only option since 6.5.

    iSER has out of box driver for 6.7
     
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  3. Rand__

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    That would be iSer based on RoCE then I assume ? Or iWARP? (primarily been using nfs so not too deep into iSCSI yet)

    And if I insist on IB (due to just having bought an IB switch ;)) then I probably best pass it through to a vm and handle it there
     
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    I'm pretty sure as of 6.7, vmware only supports RoCE. iWARP is basically dead...
     
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    How about NVMeOF ?
    Had good results, similar to SRP via SCST with it so far.
     
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    Would that be at ESXi level or via HCA?
     
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