I CAN'T UNDERSTAND why do you give this question to user on communities.
All of community users don't know your ConnectX ASIC design, function and firmware code, too!
If any can do it for ESXi admins that must include belows
01. DCBX or PFC or ETS for loseless ethernet + all of ESXi's ethertools compatibility.
02. iSER for RDMA block Storage
03. rNFS for RDMA file storage
04. SRIOV for SRIOV vNIC
05. ibutilis that support both physical & virtual environment
-> You can support with sererate utilities like ESXi 4.x age.
Most important thing "esxcli mellanox" running on ESXi virtualization environment.
Therefore all CLI command support all of Infiniband components both physical & virtualization, too!
I know this is a very difficult thing because infiniband component was created for HPC environment originally.
Absolutely, it's a true that need long time to resolve this puzzles.
If you mean Ethernet, No. 05 is don't needed.
You must modify embedded subnet manager on any running infiniband product in market include my all of SX6036G Gateway Switch and so on.
- include another Ethernet Switch, too.
01 and 02 from above are an immediate need.
Definitely need ISER for block storage, without it your adapters have no place in the VMWare market.
would really prefer SRP block storage over infiniband though, I understand it isn't as flexible as other options, but you cannot ignore the fastest option forever.