Solaris Express 11 + ESXi + VTd

Loto_Bak

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Currently building a sandybridge E3-1230 based server with two LSI 9240-8i controllers.
I'm trying to virtualize Solaris 11 while passing the 9240 controllers through via VTd. I'm having a hell of a time keeping it stable, mostly at boot time it will crash, dump then reboot.
Drivers don't like to load for the controller either, but that could be a separate issue
Has anyone has success with this sort of setup?
 

jbraband

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PigLover mentioned similar problems with stability with SE11 in ESXi in this thread. He said that he had to reduce the number of virtual cores to 2 to get stability.

I personally have no working knowledge of this, but remember PigLover's comment about SE11/ESXi stability and wanted to point that out.