drumow
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ESXi V7 SFP+ Intel(R) 2P X520/2P I350 rNDC and Ubiquity UF-MM-10G

Hi i have installed a SFP+ Card on ESXi 7 Server, I updated all firmware but am getting the below when I install modules any one can help me, is it possible to install a driver as from idrac it sees the link so the card supports the module.

 

Thanks

 

2021-03-11T06:48:06.274Z cpu20:2098051)DMA: 688: DMA Engine 'ixgben' created using mapper 'DMANull'.
2021-03-11T06:48:06.293Z cpu20:2098051)ixgben: ixgben_InitSharedCode:296: Unsupported SFP+ or QSFP detected. Try to replace a supported module then reload the driver.
2021-03-11T06:48:06.293Z cpu20:2098051)ixgben: ixgben_InitSharedCode:298: HW init failed: -19
2021-03-11T06:48:06.293Z cpu20:2098051)WARNING: ixgben: indrv_Attach:2427: Failed to init shared code
2021-03-11T06:48:06.293Z cpu20:2098051)DMA: 733: DMA Engine 'ixgben' destroyed.
2021-03-11T06:48:06.315Z cpu18:2098054)ixgben: indrv_Attach:2229: Attaching ixgben driver
2021-03-11T06:48:06.317Z cpu18:2098054)DMA: 688: DMA Engine 'ixgben' created using mapper 'DMANull'.
2021-03-11T06:48:06.335Z cpu18:2098054)ixgben: ixgben_InitSharedCode:296: Unsupported SFP+ or QSFP detected. Try to replace a supported module then reload the driver.
2021-03-11T06:48:06.335Z cpu18:2098054)ixgben: ixgben_InitSharedCode:298: HW init failed: -19
2021-03-11T06:48:06.335Z cpu18:2098054)WARNING: ixgben: indrv_Attach:2427: Failed to init shared code
2021-03-11T06:48:06.335Z cpu18:2098054)DMA: 733: DMA Engine 'ixgben' destroyed.
2021-03-11T06:48:10.577Z cpu26:2098175)ixgben: indrv_Attach:2229: Attaching ixgben driver
2021-03-11T06:48:10.578Z cpu26:2098175)DMA: 688: DMA Engine 'ixgben' created using mapper 'DMANull'.
2021-03-11T06:48:10.596Z cpu26:2098175)ixgben: ixgben_InitSharedCode:296: Unsupported SFP+ or QSFP detected. Try to replace a supported module then reload the driver.
2021-03-11T06:48:10.596Z cpu26:2098175)ixgben: ixgben_InitSharedCode:298: HW init failed: -19
2021-03-11T06:48:10.596Z cpu26:2098175)WARNING: ixgben: indrv_Attach:2427: Failed to init shared code
2021-03-11T06:48:10.596Z cpu26:2098175)DMA: 733: DMA Engine 'ixgben' destroyed.

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drumow
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I cam across a topic callec Enabling unsupported SFP+ transceivers on the Intel X520/Dell R720 changing a value in the card eeprom but ethtool command not found. Any idea please

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drumow
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Fixed changed eeprom bit

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tanoxh
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Can you please let me know how to change the eprom bit on that card ?

Many Thanks.

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drumow
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Sure what is you Main OS?

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tanoxh
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It is ESXi 7.0 U2a.

Thanks,

Artan

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drumow
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So first you need to boot using Ubuntu live cd. Then u need ti change a bit on the eeprom to unlock all SFP+ transceivers. Using ethtool. The command i used was

 

ethtool -e eno1 offset 0x58 length 1 ( to check the value of offset 0x58)

u have to increase the bit so the value is fc u have to chaneg to fd using the below command

sudo ethtool -E eno1 magic 0x10fb8086 0x58 value 0xfd

Make sure all is ok run sudo ethtool -e eno1 offset 0x58 length 1 and the new value should be fc

 

Reboot and enjoy

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