26 Replies Latest reply on Nov 14, 2013 12:15 PM by xlx01

    VM Passthrough of MHQH19B-XTR

      I'm trying to passthrough a MHQH19B-XTR card to a Solaris 11.1 VM on VMware ESXi 5.1 but had no luck so far.

       

      The core problem, based on my research, is that the card cannot handle the Function Level Reset (FLR) of the PCI-E bus when in passthrough mode.

       

      I've tried flashing the 2.9.1200 firmware as well as adding the following line to "passthru.map" file on ESXi:

      # Mellanox Technologies MT26428 [ConnectX VPI - 10GigE / IB QDR, PCIe 2.0 5GT/s]
      15b3  673c  d3d0     false
      

       

      The passthrough can be setup on the ESXi server but when the Solaris VM is booted it hangs. I've tried to passthrough it to a Windows 2012 VM and the VM shuts down immediately after boot.

       

      I'm not sure if this is asked before but has anyone encountered this problem? Is there a solution to it?