vSphere 7.0 and 10Gbe

jmhalder

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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" VMKlinux driver it seems. If I try to install the VIBs for it, it simply tells me that it "requires vmkapi_2_3_0_0" and "com.vmware.driverAPI-9.2.3.0" I figured this might be coming as it was mentioned in William Lam's post about using this in a homelab.
Homelab considerations for vSphere 7

TL;DR
So it looks like I'm in the market for 2x 10Gbe SFP+ cards, I'd like one that's "supported" by the DL380e g8, because if it's not, the fans run at an amazingly high speed. The HP NC552SFP is supported by my servers, and has 2x SFP+ ports. Anyone know what chipset it uses (I think Emulex?), and if it will work on ESXi 7.0? I don't care if it's on the HCL, as long as it works.
 

Vit K

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Same for Oracle F80 (LSI nytro), MIA:

esxcli software vib install -v="/tmp/scsi-megaraid-sas-6.602.54.7
0-1OEM.550.0.0.1331820.x86_64.vib"
[DependencyError]
VIB LSI_bootbank_scsi-megaraid-sas_6.602.54.70-1OEM.550.0.0.1331820 requires vmkapi_2_2_0_0, but the requirement cannot be satisfied within the ImageProfile.
VIB LSI_bootbank_scsi-megaraid-sas_6.602.54.70-1OEM.550.0.0.1331820 requires com.vmware.driverAPI-9.2.2.0, but the requirement cannot be satisfied within the ImageProfile.

I guess lot of hardware from 2011-2013 had been dropped. Sandy Bridge Xeons got warning about end of support also.
 
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jmhalder

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Yeah, my DL380e is the lower end, but got the warning about Sandy bridge losing support in the future. No big deal. Took them 24 months to have a new full release. (6.7 to 7.0) Probably another 2 years till another major release.
 

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Devices deprecated and unsupported in ESXi 7.0 (77304)

VMware Knowledge Base

Deprecated devices supported by VMKlinux drivers
Partner Product Driver
Adaptec Adaptec Rocket aacraid
Adaptec ServeRAID 8k/8k-l4 aacraid
Adaptec ServeRAID 8k/8k-l8 aacraid
Adaptec ASR-2230S + ASR-2230SLP PCI-X aacraid
Adaptec ASR-2130S aacraid
Adaptec AAR-2820SA aacraid
Adaptec AAR-2620SA aacraid
Adaptec AAR-2420SA aacraid
Adaptec ICP9024R0 aacraid
Adaptec ICP9014R0 aacraid
Adaptec ICP9047MA aacraid
Adaptec ICP9087MA aacraid
Adaptec ASR-4810SAS aacraid
Adaptec ICP5085AU aacraid
Adaptec ICP9067MA aacraid
Adaptec Callisto Jupiter Platform aacraid
Adaptec Themisto Jupiter Platform aacraid
Adaptec Tomcat aacraid
Adaptec Adaptec SCSI aacraid
Adaptec ServeRAID 8i aacraid
Adaptec Perc 320/DC aacraid
Adaptec CERC SATA RAID 2 PCI SATA 6ch (DellCosair) aacraid
Adaptec AAR-2610SA PCI SATA 6ch aacraid
Adaptec Legend S220 aacraid
Adaptec Legend S230 aacraid
Adaptec 2200S Vulcan aacraid
Adaptec 2120S Crusader aacraid
Adaptec 2200S Vulcan-2m aacraid
Adaptec Adaptec 3230S aacraid
Adaptec Adaptec 3240S aacraid
Adaptec ASR-2020ZCR SCSI PCI-X ZCR aacraid
Adaptec ASR-2025ZCR SCSI SO-DIMM PCI-X ZCR aacraid
Adaptec ASR-2020SA SATA PCI-X ZCR aacraid
Adaptec ASR-2025SA SATA SO-DIMM PCI-X ZCR aacraid
Adaptec AAR-2410SA PCI SATA 4ch aacraid
Adaptec AAR-2810SA PCI SATA 8ch aacraid
Adaptec AAR-21610SA PCI SATA 16ch aacraid
Adaptec ESD SO-DIMM PCI-X SATA ZCR aacraid
Adaptec ASR-2240S aacraid
Adaptec ASR-4005SAS aacraid
Adaptec ASR-4000SAS aacraid
Adaptec ASR-4800SAS aacraid
Adaptec ASR-4800SAS aacraid
Adaptec ICP9085LI) aacraid
Adaptec ICP5085BR aacraid
Adaptec Catapult aacraid
Adaptec Themisto Jupiter Platform aacraid
Adaptec AIC-9410 adp94xx
Adaptec AIC-9410 adp94xx
Adaptec AIC-9410 adp94xx
Adaptec AIC-9410 adp94xx
Adaptec AIC-9410 adp94xx
Adaptec AIC-7901 U320 aic79xx
Adaptec AHA-29320ALP aic79xx
Adaptec AHA-39320A aic79xx
Adaptec AHA-39320B aic79xx
Adaptec ASC-29320LP U320 aic79xx
Adaptec ASC-29320B U320 aic79xx
Adaptec ASC-29320 U320 aic79xx
Adaptec ASC-32320D U320 aic79xx
Adaptec ASC-32320D U320 aic79xx
Adaptec ASC-39320D U320 aic79xx
Adaptec ASC-39320 U320 aic79xx
Adaptec ASC-29320LP U320 w/HostRAID aic79xx
Adaptec AIC-7902 U320 aic79xx
Adaptec AIC-7901A U320 aic79xx
Adaptec AIC-8902 U320 OEM aic79xx
Adaptec AHA-39320DB / AHA-39320DB-HP aic79xx
Adaptec ASC-29320A U320 aic79xx
Adaptec AIC-7902 U320 w/HostRAID aic79xx
Adaptec AIC-7901A U320 w/HostRAID aic79xx
Adaptec ServeRAID Controller ipx
AMD AMD 7441 OPUS IDE/PATA Controller pata_amd
AMD AMD CS5536 IDE/PATA Controller pata_amd
AMD AMD 8111 IDE/PATA Controller pata_amd
AMD AMD Viper 7411 IDE/PATA Controller pata_amd
AMD AMD Viper 7409 IDE/PATA Controller pata_amd
AMD AMD Cobra 7401 IDE/PATA Controller pata_amd
AMD AMD Hudson IDE Controller pata_amd
American Megatrends MegaRAID 428 Ultra RAID Controller megaraid2
American Megatrends MegaRAID megaraid2
American Megatrends MegaRAID 434 Ultra GT RAID Controller megaraid2
ATI Technologies SB700/SB800 IDE Controller pata_atiixp
Broadcom NetLink BCM5781 Gigabit Ethernet tg3
Broadcom NetXtreme BCM5704S Gigabit Ethernet tg3
Broadcom NetXtreme BCM5751F Fast Ethernet tg3
Broadcom NetXtreme BCM5703 Gigabit Ethernet tg3
Broadcom NetXtreme BCM5753M Gigabit Ethernet tg3
Broadcom NetXtreme BCM57765 Gigabit Ethernet tg3
Broadcom NetXtreme BCM5753 Gigabit Ethernet tg3
Broadcom NetXtreme BCM5754 Gigabit Ethernet tg3
Broadcom NetXtreme BCM5755 Gigabit Ethernet tg3
Broadcom NetLink BCM5786 Gigabit Ethernet tg3
Broadcom NetXtreme BCM57766 Gigabit Ethernet tg3
Broadcom NetXtreme BCM5702 Gigabit Ethernet tg3
Broadcom NetXtreme BCM5703 Gigabit Ethernet tg3
Broadcom NetLink BCM5785 Fast Ethernet tg3
Broadcom NetLink BCM5906M Fast Ethernet tg3
Broadcom NetLink BCM5906 Fast Ethernet tg3
Broadcom NetXtreme BCM5761e Gigabit Ethernet tg3
Broadcom NetXtreme BCM5705F Fast Ethernet tg3
Broadcom NetLink BCM57780 Gigabit Ethernet tg3
Broadcom NetXtreme BCM5780S Gigabit Ethernet tg3
Broadcom NetXtreme BCM5780 Gigabit Ethernet tg3
Broadcom NetXtreme BCM5782 Gigabit Ethernet tg3
Broadcom NetXtreme BCM5702FE Gigabit Ethernet tg3
Broadcom NetLink BCM57790 Fast Ethernet tg3
Broadcom NetXtreme BCM5721 Gigabit Ethernet tg3
Broadcom NetXtreme BCM5715 Gigabit Ethernet tg3
Broadcom NC326i PCIe Dual Port Gigabit Server Adapter tg3
Broadcom NetXtreme BCM5715S Gigabit Ethernet tg3
Broadcom NetXtreme BCM57760 Gigabit Ethernet tg3
Broadcom NetLink BCM57788 Gigabit Ethernet tg3
Broadcom NetXtreme BCM5756ME Gigabit Ethernet tg3
Broadcom NetXtreme BCM5705 Gigabit Ethernet tg3
Broadcom NetXtreme BCM5753F Fast Ethernet tg3
Broadcom NetXtreme BCM5751 Gigabit Ethernet tg3
Broadcom NetXtreme BCM5705 Gigabit Ethernet tg3
Broadcom NetXtreme BCM5755M Gigabit Ethernet tg3
Broadcom NetXtreme BCM5762 Gigabit Ethernet tg3
Broadcom NetLink BCM5787M Gigabit Ethernet tg3
Broadcom NetXtreme BCM5714 Gigabit Ethernet tg3
Broadcom NetLink BCM5789 Gigabit Ethernet tg3
Broadcom NetXtreme BCM57791 Gigabit Ethernet tg3
Broadcom NetXtreme BCM57781 Gigabit Ethernet tg3
Broadcom NetXtreme BCM57761 Gigabit Ethernet tg3
Broadcom NetXtreme BCM5901 100Base-TX tg3
Broadcom NetXtreme BCM57795 Gigabit Ethernet tg3
Broadcom NetXtreme BCM57785 Gigabit Ethernet tg3
Broadcom NetLink BCM5784M Gigabit Ethernet tg3
Broadcom NetLink BCM5787 Gigabit Ethernet tg3
Broadcom NetXtreme BCM5764M Gigabit Ethernet tg3
Broadcom NetXtreme BCM5702A3 Gigabit Ethernet tg3
Broadcom NetXtreme BCM5901 100Base-TX tg3
Broadcom NetXtreme BCM5701 Gigabit Ethernet tg3
Broadcom NetXtreme BCM5700 Gigabit Ethernet tg3
Broadcom NetXtreme BCM5703 Gigabit Ethernet tg3
Broadcom NetXtreme BCM5702 Gigabit Ethernet tg3
Broadcom NetXtreme BCM57787 Gigabit Ethernet tg3
Broadcom NetXtreme BCM5788 Gigabit Ethernet tg3
Broadcom NetXtreme BCM57764 Gigabit Ethernet tg3
Broadcom NetXtreme BCM5752M Gigabit Ethernet tg3
Broadcom NetXtreme BCM5752 Gigabit Ethernet tg3
Broadcom NetXtreme BCM5751M Gigabit Ethernet tg3
Broadcom NetXtreme BCM5722 Gigabit Ethernet tg3
Broadcom NetXtreme BCM5704S Gigabit Ethernet tg3
Broadcom NetXtreme BCM5704 Gigabit Ethernet tg3
Broadcom NetXtreme BCM5705M Gigabit Ethernet tg3
Broadcom NetXtreme BCM5705M Gigabit Ethernet tg3
Broadcom NetXtreme BCM5761 Gigabit Ethernet tg3
Broadcom NetXtreme BCM5723 Gigabit Ethernet tg3
Broadcom NetXtreme BCM57767 Gigabit Ethernet tg3
Broadcom NetXtreme BCM57762 Gigabit Ethernet tg3
Broadcom NetXtreme BCM5754M Gigabit Ethernet tg3
Broadcom NetXtreme BCM5714S Gigabit Ethernet tg3
Broadcom NetXtreme BCM5724 Gigabit Ethernet tg3
Broadcom NetXtreme BCM5761SE Gigabit Ethernet tg3
Broadcom NetXtreme BCM5761S Gigabit Ethernet tg3
Broadcom NetLink BCM5785 Gigabit Ethernet tg3
Broadcom NetLink BCM5787F Fast Ethernet tg3
Compaq Smart Array 5300 cciss
Compaq Smart Array 5i cciss
Compaq Smart Array 532 cciss
Compaq Smart Array 5312 cciss
Compaq Smart Array 6i cciss
Compaq Smart Array 641 cciss
Compaq Smart Array 642 cciss
Compaq Smart Array 6400 cciss
Compaq Smart Array 6400 EM cciss
Dell PowerEdge Expandable RAID Controller 3/Si aacraid
Dell PowerEdge Expandable RAID Controller 2/Si aacraid
Hewlett-Packard PowerEdge Expandable RAID Controller 3/Di aacraid
Dell PowerEdge Expandable RAID Controller 3/Di aacraid
Dell PowerEdge Expandable RAID Controller 3/Di aacraid
Dell PowerEdge Expandable RAID Controller 3/Si aacraid
Dell PowerEdge Expandable RAID Controller 3/Di aacraid
Dell PowerEdge Expandable RAID Controller 3/Di 1650 aacraid
Dell PowerEdge Expandable RAID Controller 3/Di 2650 aacraid
Dell PowerEdge Expandable RAID Controller 5 aacraid
Dell PowerEdge Expandable RAID Controller 4E/SI/DI aacraid
Dell PowerEdge Expandable RAID Controller aacraid
Dell PowerEdge Expandable RAID Controller 4 aacraid
Digital Equipment Hewlett-Packard NetRAID-4M aacraid
Digital Equipment AAC-364 (Adaptec 5400S) aacraid
Digital Equipment Adaptec 5400S aacraid
Digital Equipment Dell PowerEdge RAID Controller 2 aacraid
Digital Equipment Dell PowerEdge RAID Controller 2 aacraid
Hewlett-Packard Smart Array P800 cciss
Hewlett-Packard Smart Array P600 cciss
Hewlett-Packard Smart Array P400 cciss
Hewlett-Packard Smart Array P400i cciss
Hewlett-Packard Smart Array E500 cciss
Hewlett-Packard Smart Array P600 cciss
Hewlett-Packard Smart Array E200i cciss
Hewlett-Packard Smart Array E200 cciss
Hewlett-Packard Smart Array E200i cciss
Hewlett-Packard Smart Array E200i cciss
Hewlett-Packard Smart Array E200i cciss
Intel Lewisburg SATA AHCI Controller ahci
Intel Lewisburg SATA AHCI Controller ahci
Intel 82547GI Gigabit Ethernet Controller e1000
Intel 82541GI Gigabit Ethernet Controller e1000
Intel 82545GM Gigabit Ethernet Controller e1000
Intel 82546GB Gigabit Ethernet Controller e1000
Intel 82541ER Gigabit Ethernet Controller e1000
Intel 82546GB Gigabit Ethernet Controller e1000
Intel 82541GI Gigabit Ethernet Controller e1000
Intel 82545EM Gigabit Ethernet Controller (Copper) e1000
Intel 82540EM Gigabit Ethernet Controller e1000
Intel 82544GC Gigabit Ethernet Controller (LOM) e1000
Intel 82544GC Gigabit Ethernet Controller (Copper) e1000
Intel 82541EI Gigabit Ethernet Controller e1000
Intel 82547EI Gigabit Ethernet Controller e1000
Intel 82541ER Gigabit Ethernet Controller e1000
Intel 82540EM Gigabit Ethernet Controller (LOM) e1000
Intel 82540EP Gigabit Ethernet Controller e1000
Intel 82540EP Gigabit Ethernet Controller e1000
Intel 82546EB Gigabit Ethernet Controller (Copper) e1000
Intel 82545EM Gigabit Ethernet Controller (Fiber) e1000
Intel 82546EB Gigabit Ethernet Controller (Fiber) e1000
Intel 82541EI Gigabit Ethernet Controller e1000
Intel 82546GB Gigabit Ethernet Controller (Copper) e1000
Intel 82546GB Gigabit Ethernet Controller (Copper) e1000
Intel 82546GB Gigabit Ethernet Controller e1000
Intel 82545GM Gigabit Ethernet Controller e1000
Intel 82545GM Gigabit Ethernet Controller e1000
Intel 82546EB Gigabit Ethernet Controller e1000
Intel 82540EP Gigabit Ethernet Controller e1000
Intel 82547EI Gigabit Ethernet Controller e1000
Intel 82544EI Gigabit Ethernet Controller (Fiber) e1000
Intel 82544EI Gigabit Ethernet Controller (Copper) e1000
Intel 82543GC Gigabit Ethernet Controller (Copper) e1000
Intel 82546GB Gigabit Ethernet Controller e1000
Intel 82541PI Gigabit Ethernet Controller e1000
Intel 82543GC Gigabit Ethernet Controller (Fiber) e1000
Intel 82542 Gigabit Ethernet Controller e1000
Intel 82576NS Gigabit Network Connection igb
Intel 82576 Gigabit Network Connection igb
Intel 82576 Gigabit Network Connection igb
Intel 82576 Gigabit Network Connection igb
Intel DH8900CC Series Gigabit SFP Network Connection igb
Intel 82575EB Gigabit Backplane Connection igb
Intel 82575EB Gigabit Network Connection igb
Intel 82576 Gigabit Network Connection igb
Intel DH8900CC Series Gigabit Fiber Network Connection igb
Intel 82576 Gigabit Network Connection igb
Intel 82575GB Gigabit Network Connection igb
Intel DH8900CC Series Gigabit Backplane Network Connection igb
Intel DH8900CC Series Gigabit Network Connection igb
Intel 82576 Gigabit Backplane Connection igb
Intel I210 Gigabit Backplane Network Connection igb
Intel I210 Gigabit Network Connection igb
Intel I210 Gigabit Network Connection igb
Intel 82576NS SerDes Gigabit Network Connection igb
Intel 82598EB 10-Gigabit Dual Port Network Connection ixgbe
Intel 82598EB 10-Gigabit AT CX4 Network Connection ixgbe
Intel 82598EB 10-Gigabit AF Network Connection ixgbe
Intel 82598EB 10-Gigabit AF Dual Port Network Connection ixgbe
Intel 82598 10GbE PCI-Express Ethernet Controller ixgbe
Intel 82599EB 10Gigabit Dual Port Network Connection ixgbe
Intel 82598EB 10-Gigabit AT Network Connection ixgbe
Intel 82598EB 10-Gigabit AF Network Connection ixgbe
Intel 82599 10 Gigabit Dual Port Backplane Connection with FCoE ixgbe
Intel 82598EB 10-Gigabit AT CX4 Network Connection ixgbe
Intel 82598EB Gigabit BX Network Connection ixgbe
Intel 82598EB 10-Gigabit AF Dual Port Network Connection ixgbe
Intel 82598EB 10-Gigabit AT2 Server Adapter ixgbe
Intel 82599 10 Gigabit Dual port Network Connection with FCoE ixgbe
Intel 82598EB 10-Gigabit AF Dual Port Network Connection ixgbe
Intel MegaRAID 438 Ultra2 LVD RAID Controller megaraid2
Intel MegaRAID 466 Express Plus RAID Controller megaraid2
Intel MegaRAID 467 Enterprise 1500 RAID Controller megaraid2
Intel PowerEdge Expandable RAID Controller 2/SC megaraid2
Intel PowerEdge Expandable RAID Controller 2/DC megaraid2
Intel PowerEdge Expandable RAID Controller 2/SC megaraid2
Intel MegaRAID megaraid2
Intel MegaRAID 438, HP NetRAID-3Si megaraid2
Intel MegaRAID T5, Integrated HP NetRAID megaraid2
Intel MegaRAID, Integrated HP NetRAID megaraid2
IBM ServeRAID Controller ips
IBM SCSI RAID Adapter [ServeRAID] ips
LSI/Symbios Logic LSI Logic MegaRAID SATA 300-4XLP SATA II RAID Adapter megaraid_mbox
LSI/Symbios Logic LSI Logic MegaRAID SATA 300-8XLP SATA II RAID Adapter megaraid_mbox
LSI/Symbios Logic MegaRAID SAS 1078 Controller megaraid_sas
LSI/Symbios Logic LSI MegaRAID SAS 1078 Controller megaraid_sas
LSI/Symbios Logic Dell PERC 6/E Adapter megaraid_sas
LSI/Symbios Logic Dell PERC 6/i Adapter megaraid_sas
LSI/Symbios Logic Dell PERC 6/i Integrated megaraid_sas
LSI/Symbios Logic Dell PERC 6/i Integrated Blade megaraid_sas
LSI/Symbios Logic Dell CERC 6/i Integrated megaraid_sas
LSI/Symbios Logic LSI MegaRAID SAS1064 megaraid_sas
LSI/Symbios Logic LSI MegaRAID SAS1064R megaraid_sas
LSI/Symbios Logic MegaRAID SAS GEN2 SKINNY Controller megaraid_sas
LSI/Symbios Logic MegaRAID SAS SKINNY Controller megaraid_sas
LSI/Symbios Logic PERC H310 Integrated megaraid_sas
LSI/Symbios Logic PERC H310 Reserved megaraid_sas
LSI/Symbios Logic MegaRAID SAS GEN2 Controller megaraid_sas
LSI/Symbios Logic Dell PERC H800 Adapter megaraid_sas
LSI/Symbios Logic Dell PERC H700 Adapter megaraid_sas
LSI/Symbios Logic Dell PERC H700 Integrated megaraid_sas
LSI/Symbios Logic Dell PERC H700 Modular megaraid_sas
LSI/Symbios Logic Dell PERC H700 / PERC 800 megaraid_sas
LSI/Symbios Logic Dell PERC H700 / PERC 800 megaraid_sas
LSI/Symbios Logic Dell PERC H700 / PERC 800 megaraid_sas
LSI/Symbios Logic MegaRAID SAS GEN2 Controller megaraid_sas
LSI/Symbios Logic LSI Logic MegaRAID megaraid2
LSI/Symbios Logic LSI Logic MegaRAID megaraid2
LSI/Symbios Logic LSI Logic MegaRAID megaraid2
LSI/Symbios Logic Dell PERC 4e/DC Adapter megaraid2
LSI/Symbios Logic LSI Logic MegaRAID megaraid2
LSI/Symbios Logic Dell PERC 4/DC megaraid2
LSI/Symbios Logic LSI Logic MegaRAID megaraid2
LSI/Symbios Logic LSI WarpDrive SSD mpt2sas
LSI/Symbios Logic LSI2116_1 mpt2sas
LSI/Symbios Logic LSI2116_2 mpt2sas
LSI/Symbios Logic LSI2004 mpt2sas
LSI/Symbios Logic HP H210i Host Bus Adapter mpt2sas
LSI/Symbios Logic LSI2008 mpt2sas
LSI/Symbios Logic Dell 6Gbps SAS HBA Adapter mpt2sas
LSI/Symbios Logic Dell PERC H200 Adapter mpt2sas
LSI/Symbios Logic Dell PERC H200 Integrated mpt2sas
LSI/Symbios Logic Dell PERC H200 Modular mpt2sas
LSI/Symbios Logic Dell PERC H200 Embedded mpt2sas
LSI/Symbios Logic Dell PERC H200 mpt2sas
LSI/Symbios Logic Dell 6Gbps SAS HBA mpt2sas
LSI/Symbios Logic Intel(R) SSD 910 Series mpt2sas
LSI/Symbios Logic LSI2108_1 mpt2sas
LSI/Symbios Logic LSI2108_3 mpt2sas
LSI/Symbios Logic LSI2108_2 mpt2sas
LSI/Symbios Logic LSI1068E mptsas
LSI/Symbios Logic Dell SAS 6/iR Integrated mptsas
LSI/Symbios Logic Dell SAS 6/iR Adapter mptsas
LSI/Symbios Logic Dell SAS 6/iR Integrated mptsas
LSI/Symbios Logic Dell SAS 6/iR Integrated mptsas
LSI/Symbios Logic LSI1064 mptsas
LSI/Symbios Logic LSI1078 mptsas
LSI/Symbios Logic LSI1064E mptsas
LSI/Symbios Logic LSI1064A mptsas
LSI/Symbios Logic LSI1066E mptsas
LSI/Symbios Logic LSI1068 mptsas
LSI/Symbios Logic Dell SAS 5/E Adapter mptsas
LSI/Symbios Logic Dell SAS 5/i Integrated mptsas
LSI/Symbios Logic Dell SAS 5/iR Integrated mptsas
LSI/Symbios Logic Dell SAS 5/iR Adapter mptsas
LSI/Symbios Logic LSI1066 mptsas
LSI/Symbios Logic 53c1030 PCI-X Fusion-MPT Dual Ultra320 SCSI mptspi
LSI/Symbios Logic 53c1035 PCI-X Fusion-MPT Dual Ultra320 SCSI mptspi
LSI/Symbios Logic FC919 mptspi
LSI/Symbios Logic FC929X mptspi
LSI/Symbios Logic FC909 mptspi
LSI/Symbios Logic FC929 mptspi
LSI/Symbios Logic FC919X mptspi
Marvell 88SE9230 PCIe SATA 6Gb/s Controller ahci
Mellanox MT26428 [ConnectX VPI - 10GigE / IB QDR, PCIe 2.0 5GT/s] mlx4_core
Mellanox MT26488 [ConnectX VPI PCIe 2.0 5GT/s - IB DDR / 10GigE Virtualization+] mlx4_core
Mellanox MT26438 [ConnectX VPI PCIe 2.0 5GT/s - IB QDR / 10GigE Virtualization+] mlx4_core
Mellanox MT25408 [ConnectX VPI - 10GigE / IB SDR] mlx4_core
Mellanox MT27560 Family mlx4_core
Mellanox MT27551 Family mlx4_core
Mellanox MT27550 Family mlx4_core
Mellanox MT27541 Family mlx4_core
Mellanox MT27540 Family mlx4_core
Mellanox MT27531 Family mlx4_core
Mellanox MT25448 [ConnectX EN 10GigE, PCIe 2.0 2.5GT/s] mlx4_core
Mellanox MT25408 [ConnectX EN 10GigE 10GBaseT, PCIe Gen2 5GT/s] mlx4_core
Mellanox MT27561 Family mlx4_core
Mellanox MT26468 [ConnectX EN 10GigE, PCIe 2.0 5GT/s Virtualization+] mlx4_core
Mellanox MT26418 [ConnectX VPI - 10GigE / IB DDR, PCIe 2.0 5GT/s] mlx4_core
Mellanox MT27510 Family mlx4_core
Mellanox MT26488 [ConnectX VPI PCIe 2.0 5GT/s - IB DDR / 10GigE Virtualization+] mlx4_core
Mellanox MT26448 [ConnectX EN 10GigE , PCIe 2.0 5GT/s] mlx4_core
Mellanox MT25418 [ConnectX VPI - 10GigE / IB DDR, PCIe 2.0 2.5GT/s] mlx4_core
Mellanox MT27530 Family mlx4_core
Mellanox MT27521 Family mlx4_core
Mellanox MT27511 Family mlx4_core
Mellanox MT25408 [ConnectX EN 10GigE 10BASE-T, PCIe 2.0 2.5GT/s] mlx4_core
Mellanox MT25408 [ConnectX IB SDR Flash Recovery] mlx4_core
Mellanox MT25400 Family [ConnectX-2 Virtual Function] mlx4_core
NetXen IMEZ 10 Gigabit Ethernet nx_nic
NetXen HMEZ 10 Gigabit Ethernet nx_nic
NetXen 10G Ethernet PCI Express nx_nic
NetXen HP NC510F PCIe 10 Gigabit Server Adapter nx_nic
NetXen 10G Ethernet PCI Express CX nx_nic
NetXen HP NC510C PCIe 10 Gigabit Server Adapter nx_nic
NetXen 1G/10G Ethernet PCI Express nx_nic
NetXen HP NC522m Dual Port 10GbE Multifunction BL-c Adapter nx_nic
NetXen HP NC375T PCI Express Quad Port Gigabit Server Adapter nx_nic
NetXen HP NC375i 1G w/NC524SFP 10G Module nx_nic
NetXen HP NC375i Integrated Quad Port Multifunction Gigabit Server Adapter nx_nic
NetXen HP NC522SFP Dual Port 10GbE Server Adapter nx_nic
NetXen Quanta SFP+ Dual Port 10GbE Adapter nx_nic
NetXen Dual Port 10GbE CX4 Adapter nx_nic
NetXen QLE3044 (NX3-4GBT) Quad Port PCIe 2.0 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter nx_nic
NetXen NX3-IMEZ 10 Gigabit Ethernet nx_nic
NetXen QLE3142 (NX3-20GxX) Dual Port PCIe 2.0 10GbE SFP+ Adapter nx_nic
nVidia nVidia NForce Network Controller forcedeth
nVidia nVidia NForce Network Controller forcedeth
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nVidia nVidia NForce Network Controller forcedeth
nVidia nVidia NForce Network Controller forcedeth
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nVidia nVidia NForce Network Controller forcedeth
nVidia nVidia NForce Network Controller forcedeth
nVidia nVidia NForce Network Controller forcedeth
nVidia nVidia NForce Network Controller forcedeth
nVidia nVidia NForce Network Controller forcedeth
nVidia nVidia NForce Network Controller forcedeth
nVidia nVidia NForce Network Controller forcedeth
nVidia nVidia NForce Network Controller forcedeth
nVidia nVidia NForce Network Controller forcedeth
nVidia nVidia NForce Network Controller forcedeth
nVidia nVidia NForce Network Controller forcedeth
nVidia nVidia NForce Network Controller forcedeth
nVidia nVidia NForce Network Controller forcedeth
nVidia nVidia NForce Network Controller forcedeth
nVidia nVidia NForce Network Controller forcedeth
nVidia NVidia NForce MCP61 IDE/PATA Controller pata_amd
nVidia NVidia NForce MCP04 IDE/PATA Controller pata_amd
nVidia NVidia NForce CK804 IDE/PATA Controller pata_amd
nVidia NVidia NForce2 IDE/PATA Controller pata_amd
nVidia NVidia NForce MCP65 IDE/PATA Controller pata_amd
nVidia NVidia NForce2S IDE/PATA Controller pata_amd
nVidia NVidia NForce3 IDE/PATA Controller pata_amd
nVidia NVidia NForce MCP67 IDE/PATA Controller pata_amd
nVidia NVidia NForce MCP51 IDE/PATA Controller pata_amd
nVidia NVidia NForce IDE/PATA Controller pata_amd
nVidia NVidia NForce MCP73 IDE/PATA Controller pata_amd
nVidia NVidia NForce MCP77 IDE/PATA Controller pata_amd
nVidia NVidia NForce MCP55 IDE/PATA Controller pata_amd
nVidia NVidia NForce3S IDE/PATA Controller pata_amd
nVidia MCP04 Serial ATA Controller sata_nv
nVidia CK804 Serial ATA Controller sata_nv
nVidia CK804 Serial ATA Controller sata_nv
nVidia MCP61 SATA Controller sata_nv
nVidia MCP61 SATA Controller sata_nv
nVidia MCP65 SATA Controller sata_nv
nVidia MCP65 SATA Controller sata_nv
nVidia MCP65 SATA Controller sata_nv
nVidia MCP65 SATA Controller sata_nv
nVidia CK8S Serial ATA Controller (v2.5) sata_nv
nVidia MCP55 SATA Controller sata_nv
nVidia MCP55 SATA Controller sata_nv
nVidia MCP51 Serial ATA Controller sata_nv
nVidia MCP51 Serial ATA Controller sata_nv
nVidia CK8S Serial ATA Controller (v2.5) sata_nv
nVidia MCP61 SATA Controller sata_nv
nVidia MCP04 Serial ATA Controller sata_nv
nVidia nForce2 Serial ATA Controller sata_nv
nVidia MCP67 SATA Controller sata_nv
nVidia MCP67 SATA Controller sata_nv
nVidia MCP67 AHCI Controller sata_nv
nVidia MCP67 SATA Controller sata_nv
Promise PDC20276 Ultra ATA/133 IDE/PATA Controller pata_pdc2027x
Promise PDC20268 Ultra ATA/100 IDE/PATA Controller pata_pdc2027x
Promise PDC20269 (Ultra133 TX2) IDE/PATA Controller pata_pdc2027x
Promise PDC20270 Ultra ATA/100 IDE/PATA Controller pata_pdc2027x
Promise PDC20271 Ultra ATA/133 IDE/PATA Controller pata_pdc2027x
Promise PDC20275 Ultra ATA/133 IDE/PATA Controller pata_pdc2027x
Promise PDC20277 Ultra ATA/133 IDE/PATA Controller pata_pdc2027x
Promise PDC40719 [FastTrak TX4300/TX4310] sata_promise
Promise PDC20619 (FastTrak TX4000) sata_promise
Promise PDC40519 (FastTrak TX4200) sata_promise
Promise PDC20579 SATAII 150 IDE Controller sata_promise
Promise PDC40779 (FastTrak TX2300) sata_promise
Promise PDC20571 (FastTrak TX2200) sata_promise
Promise 20771 (FastTrak TX2300) sata_promise
Promise PDC20319 (FastTrak S150 TX4) sata_promise
Promise PDC20318 (SATA150 TX4) sata_promise
Promise PDC40718 (SATA 300 TX4) sata_promise
Promise PDC20371 (FastTrak S150 TX2plus) sata_promise
Promise PDC20376 (FastTrak 376) sata_promise
Promise PDC20375 (SATA150 TX2plus) sata_promise
Promise PDC20378 (FastTrak 378/SATA 378) sata_promise
Promise PDC20518/PDC40518 (SATAII 150 TX4) sata_promise
Promise PDC20575 (SATAII150 TX2plus) sata_promise
Promise PDC40775 (SATA 300 TX2plus) sata_promise
Qlogic NetXtreme II BCM57711 10 Gigabit Ethernet bnx2x
Qlogic NetXtreme II BCM57711E 10 Gigabit Ethernet bnx2x
Qlogic NetXtreme II BCM57711E/NC532m 10 Gigabit Ethernet bnx2x
Qlogic NetXtreme II BCM57711E/NC532i 10 Gigabit Ethernet bnx2x
Qlogic NetXtreme II BCM57710 10 Gigabit Ethernet bnx2x
Qlogic QLE406Xc iSCSI Host Bus Adapter qla4xxx
Qlogic QLA405Xc iSCSI Host Bus Adapter qla4xxx
ServerWorks Serverworks OSB4 IDE/PATA Controller pata_serverworks
ServerWorks Serverworks CSB6 IDE/PATA Controller pata_serverworks
ServerWorks Serverworks CSB5 IDE/PATA Controller pata_serverworks
ServerWorks Serverworks HT1100 IDE/PATA Controller pata_serverworks
ServerWorks Serverworks HT1000 IDE/PATA Controller pata_serverworks
ServerWorks Serverworks CSB6IDE2 IDE/PATA Controller pata_serverworks
ServerWorks BroadCom HT1100 SATA Controller (PATA/IDE Mode) sata_svw
ServerWorks BroadCom HT1100 SATA Controller (NATIVE SATA Mode) sata_svw
Silicon Image CMD646 IDE/PATA Controller pata_cmd64x
Silicon Image CMD643 IDE/PATA Controller pata_cmd64x
Silicon Image CMD648 IDE/PATA Controller pata_cmd64x
Silicon Image CMD649 IDE/PATA Controller pata_cmd64x
Silicon Image Sil0680A - PCI to 2 Port IDE/PATA Controller pata_sil680
Silicon Image Adaptec AAR-1210SA SATA HostRAID Controller sata_sil
Silicon Image SiI 3512 [SATALink/SATARaid] Serial ATA Controller sata_sil
Silicon Image SiI 3114 [SATALink/SATARaid] Serial ATA Controller sata_sil
Silicon Image SiI 3112 [SATALink/SATARaid] Serial ATA Controller sata_sil
Silicon Image SiI 3531 [SATALink/SATARaid] Serial ATA Controller sata_sil24
Silicon Image SiI 3124 [SATALink/SATARaid] Serial ATA Controller sata_sil24
Silicon Image SiI 3132 [SATALink/SATARaid] Serial ATA Controller sata_sil24
Triones HPT 366 (rev 06) IDE/PATA Controller pata_hpt3x2n
Triones HPT 372 (rev 02) IDE/PATA Controller pata_hpt3x2n
Triones HPT 302/302N (rev 02) IDE/PATA Controller pata_hpt3x2n
Triones HPT 371/371N (rev 02) IDE/PATA Controller pata_hpt3x2n
Triones HPT 372N IDE/PATA Controller pata_hpt3x2n
VIA VX800 SATA/EIDE Controller pata_via

Also some reddit discussion.
 

Rand__

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Ouch - thats a lot of widely used SAS and network controllers ceasing to work...

Edit - actually some of them might just go to unsupported state which is a non issue for @ home.
so not as bad as it sounds - we probably will get a better view of what still works and what not with more installations...
 
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Ouch - thats a lot of widely used SAS and network controllers ceasing to work...

Edit - actually some of them might just go to unsupported state which is a non issue for @ home.
so not as bad as it sounds - we probably will get a better view of what still works and what not with more installations...
not officially supported, but for us home users, VMware has a record of being able to install an older version then upgrade... or install the drivers
 

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Not natively I'd guess.
Maybe someone will create a vib or you can use individual drivers provided by the manufacturer or community if available...
 

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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" VMKlinux driver it seems. If I try to install the VIBs for it, it simply tells me that it "requires vmkapi_2_3_0_0" and "com.vmware.driverAPI-9.2.3.0" I figured this might be coming as it was mentioned in William Lam's post about using this in a homelab.
Homelab considerations for vSphere 7

TL;DR
So it looks like I'm in the market for 2x 10Gbe SFP+ cards, I'd like one that's "supported" by the DL380e g8, because if it's not, the fans run at an amazingly high speed. The HP NC552SFP is supported by my servers, and has 2x SFP+ ports. Anyone know what chipset it uses (I think Emulex?), and if it will work on ESXi 7.0? I don't care if it's on the HCL, as long as it works.
I have 3x nodes with NC552SFP - it's HP branded Emulex OCE 11102. It uses "elxnet" VMWare driver.
I still a bit hesitant to upgrade, maybe I'll try to boot one of the nodes from "live" USB key, but according to this site: VMware ESXi 7.0.0 VIB Matrix - elxnet is supported in ESXi7.0

Relevant reads:
Homelab considerations for vSphere 7
What is the Impact of the VMKlinux Driver Stack Deprecation? - VMware vSphere Blog
Code:
esxcli system module list | grep vmklinux
 
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Devices deprecated and unsupported in ESXi 7.0 (77304)

VMware Knowledge Base

Deprecated devices supported by VMKlinux drivers
Mellanox MT26448 [ConnectX EN 10GigE , PCIe 2.0 5GT/s] mlx4_core
I can confirm I cannot get my Mellanox ConnectX-2 to work in vSphere 7.0

PN:
MNPA19-XTR
Device ID: 26448
FW Ver: 2.9.1200

Looks like I'm on the hunt for a ConnectX-3 for 10Gb via DAC?
 

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I can confirm I cannot get my Mellanox ConnectX-2 to work in vSphere 7.0

PN:
MNPA19-XTR
Device ID: 26448
FW Ver: 2.9.1200

Looks like I'm on the hunt for a ConnectX-3 for 10Gb via DAC?
Appears that only the Pro versions for ConnectX-3 are officially support. Think you will have to move to X-4 to skip pro versions.

Also, the 520X-LR1 might be the cheapest route, with sr-iov support, to 10gb on ESXI 7 @Diavuno
 

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If you have a generic one and it does not work (unlikely) flash it to MLX native.

@Vit K - I expected that, but thanks for confirming:)
 

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i will need to replace 3-4 MT26448 cards. And i need 10Gbe SFP+ ports as that what my switches run. Any suggestions on replacement cards that aren't 200 ea let me know.

Anyone know if vmug will let you get another year of 6.7 licensing? Mine are expiring in a few weeks and worried i wont be able to get renewed license keys.
 

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That is certainly a lot of common hardware that is being deprecated as they were vmklinux based:
Intel i210 (which to my knowledge is still being sold and honestly is quite new) (and a lot of other 1G NICs, it's almost as if i350 is the only remaning supported 1G NIC, not counting the various SoC "NICs")
Intel 82599 (used in X520 - this one is old but I still think it is pretty nice)
LSI/Avago/Broadcom 2008 (granted Red Hat has already done the same, but again a fairly common piece of hardware)

Perhaps it is necessary to start using PCIe passthrough of the old devices to feature VM's with older OS's, like a storage VM with freenas or a network VM for external networking.

EDIT: Just checked the lists in the link to vmware, the three devices I mentioned above were all removed as they depended on vmklinux.

ANOTHER EDIT:
There appears to be native drivers for the I210 and 82599 NICs, but I can't find one for the 2008 controller.
 
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