Mellanox Connectx-3 passthru

986box

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I have a single port SFP+ card stuck in Enabled/Reboot Needed after reboot multiple times. Tried to toggle enable/disable a few times but nothing changed.

can this be a firmware or driver issues? Anyone encounter this before?
 

986box

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Firmware is on latest version.

Code:
   Driver Info:
         Bus Info: 0000:02:00:0
         Driver: nmlx4_en
         Firmware Version: 2.42.5000
         Version: 3.19.16.7
VMware drivers

Code:
nmlx4-core                     3.19.16.7-1vmw.700.1.0.15843807    VMW     VMwareCertified   2020-04-11
nmlx4-en                       3.19.16.7-1vmw.700.1.0.15843807    VMW     VMwareCertified   2020-04-11
nmlx4-rdma                     3.19.16.7-1vmw.700.1.0.15843807    VMW     VMwareCertified   2020-04-11
nmlx5-core                     4.19.16.7-1vmw.700.1.0.15843807    VMW     VMwareCertified   2020-04-11
nmlx5-rdma                     4.19.16.7-1vmw.700.1.0.15843807    VMW     VMwareCertified   2020-04-11
 

okrasit

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Are you trying to pass the main pci-device or a vf?

You should disable the host/vmware driver (nmlx4-core&net) anyways, it has no role in passthrough, if it's not a vf. It's probably preventing it.
 
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986box

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I’m trying to pass the NIC card to vm Pfsense like how I pass the HBA.

will try disabling the host driver. Not sure it has any effect.