From this link
It certainly does appear that neither the intel x550 or the Broadcom 57416 supports iscsi in vmware 6.7 u3.
While an adapter on my old server, a QLogic 57800, does appear to have iscsi support. (device type iSCSI returns results)
So was the wrong part ordered here? Will it still work as software iscsi? or do i need to order a new network card of somesort. I did not order these servers and probably the person who did assumed that all 10gbe cards would support iscsi.
Even intel does say that iscsi is supported on the x550. is it just vmware that doesnt support it?
You have up to 3 options (Depending on the HW)
- dependent HBA
- Independet HBA (Last seen as 1G Qlogic...)
If your NIC is "just" a nic than you always can use swISCSI and this is what we use since 2008 when we start with Open-E iSCSI SAN and later switch to EQL, NetApp, HPE and all the others.