3 Replies Latest reply on Mar 13, 2015 12:29 PM by inbusiness

    VSphere 6.0

      Since yesterday VSphere 6.0 is available for download.

      Will there be new drivers available for download?

      Or should the driver for 5.5 be used following the instructions for unsupported versions?

        • Re: VSphere 6.0
          inbusiness

          Mellanox's new vSpher OFED driver for VPI was always release very~ lately after new vSphere release.

           

          I think it'll release at end of this year or 2Q of next year...:(

          • Re: VSphere 6.0

            In the meantime I took one of the servers out of production and installed a clean version of ESX 6.0.

             

            If you would like to use the infiniband driver package then remove the inbox ethernet drivers with

            # esxcli software vib remove -n=nmlx4-core -n=nmlx4-en -n=nmlx4-rdma

            and install the last driver package for 5.*

            # esxcli software vib install -d /MLNX-OFED-ESX-1.8.2.4-10EM-500.0.0.472560.zip --no-sig-check

             

            Et voila

             

            [root@zd-esx-s03:~] esxcfg-nics -l

            Name      PCI          Driver      Link Speed     Duplex MAC Address       MTU    Description

            vmnic0    0000:0b:00.0 igb         Up   1000Mbps  Full   00:19:99:9d:36:4c 1500   Intel Corporation 82575EB Gigabit Network Connection

            vmnic1    0000:0b:00.1 igb         Up   1000Mbps  Full   00:19:99:9d:36:4d 1500   Intel Corporation 82575EB Gigabit Network Connection

            vmnic3    0000:04:00.0 e1000e      Up   1000Mbps  Full   00:1b:21:28:86:a5 1500   Intel Corporation 82571EB Gigabit Ethernet Controller (Copper)

            vmnic4    0000:04:00.1 e1000e      Up   1000Mbps  Full   00:1b:21:28:86:a4 1500   Intel Corporation 82571EB Gigabit Ethernet Controller (Copper)

            vmnic5    0000:05:00.0 e1000e      Up   1000Mbps  Full   00:1b:21:28:86:a7 1500   Intel Corporation 82571EB Gigabit Ethernet Controller (Copper)

            vmnic6    0000:05:00.1 e1000e      Up   1000Mbps  Full   00:1b:21:28:86:a6 1500   Intel Corporation 82571EB Gigabit Ethernet Controller (Copper)

            vmnic_ib0 0000:06:00.0 ib_ipoib    Up   20000Mbps Full   00:02:c9:ea:ea:d1 2044   Mellanox Technologies MT27500 Family [ConnectX-3]

            vmnic_ib1 0000:06:00.0 ib_ipoib    Up   20000Mbps Full   00:02:c9:ea:ea:d2 2044   Mellanox Technologies MT27500 Family [ConnectX-3]

             

             

             

            [root@zd-esx-s03:~] vmkping 192.168.61.54

            PING 192.168.61.54 (192.168.61.54): 56 data bytes

            64 bytes from 192.168.61.54: icmp_seq=0 ttl=255 time=0.279 ms

              • Re: VSphere 6.0
                inbusiness

                Hi!

                I know that procedure but Mellanox VPI isn't a unified fabric adapter in vSphere environment anymore.

                Just show a full capability in Linux environment.

                 

                Mellanox shows a some possibility about multi purpose unified high performance interface in vSphere 4.x era

                 

                Mellanox was support a multi-port IPoIB, SRP and Ethernet connection capability, but not now!

                 

                My current vSphere test lab is FC, FCoE fabric now that is very stable.

                 

                I'm waitng for new release of vSphere OFED for VPI and will be decide for our internal fabric and customer's.

                 

                Thank you for your kind answer...:)

                 

                P.S

                I think that Mellanox's new vSphere OFED for VPI can support iSER, rNFS, SR-IOV on vSphere environment

                then they will be a 1st choice for enterprise vSphere environment.