intel x540-t2 passthrough to OmniOS 151032 on ESXi 6.7u3

Tarkky

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Nov 30, 2019
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hello,
I'm new to napp-it (OmniOS)
I've read the guide, and according to the guide, I manually installed OmniOS 151032, then installed the napp-it.
I've set passthrough for the dual ports 10G intel x540-t2.
OmniOS can recognize it, however, the link will be down for a while after reboot.
when I lunch the vm console, there are two warnings.
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And dladm show-link and ipadm show-if result are here:
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my switch is NetGear XS-708E
Could someone help me on this?
I've also tried import OVA, same problem.
thanks,
Tarkky
 

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gea

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Hardware virtualisation of LSI HBAs works for LSI HBAs without problems. Other hardware may not or need some tweaking in passthrough.map.

I have not tried to pass-through this nic but usually you add the nic to ESXi and connect it via the ESXi virtual switch to 10G virtual vmxnet3 vnics in your VMs.
 

Tarkky

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Nov 30, 2019
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Hardware virtualisation of LSI HBAs works for LSI HBAs without problems. Other hardware may not or need some tweaking in passthrough.map.

I have not tried to pass-through this nic but usually you add the nic to ESXi and connect it via the ESXi virtual switch to 10G virtual vmxnet3 vnics in your VMs.
thanks,
and yeah I know, and using vnics works fine, but I just want to reduce CPU consumption as less as possible though CPU is not bottle necks anymore.
I'll try to do some search of how to tweak in passthrough.map