Installed one PCI card on ESX4.1 host

Dear Team,

We have installed one PCI card on one of the ESX 4.1 host, with the help CLI (SSH ) just want to how to check wheather the PCI card is detected or not , if detected then how to check driver are installed for that PCI device.

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Mr VMware

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To identify the compatibility of a PCI device:

  1. Log in to the VMware ESX host as the root user.

  2. To identify an individual PCI device by type, run these commands depending on the device type:

    • To identify a storage HBA (such as a fibre card or RAID controller), run the command:

      #esxcfg-scsidevs -a

      You see output similar to:

      vmhba0 hpsa link-n/a sas.5001438006939a70 (0:69:0.0) Hewlett-Packard Company Smart Array P410
      vmhba1 qla2xxx link-up fc.50014380062d465d:50014380062d465c (0:72:0.0) QLogic Corp. ISP2532-based 8Gb Fibre Channel to PCI Express HBA
      vmhba2 qla2xxx link-n/a fc.50014380062d465f:50014380062d465e (0:72:0.1) QLogic Corp. ISP2532-based 8Gb Fibre Channel to PCI Express HBA
      vmhba3 sata_svw link-n/a sata.vmhba3 (0:1:14.0) Broadcom BCM5785 [HT1000] SATA (Native SATA Mode)
      vmhba33 bnx2i unbound iscsi.vmhba33 Broadcom iSCSI Adapter
      vmhba34 bnx2i unbound iscsi.vmhba34 Broadcom iSCSI Adapter

    • To identify a network card, run the command:

      # esxcfg-nics -l

      You see output similar to:

      Name PCI Driver Link Speed Duplex MAC Address MTU Description
      vmnic0 0000:03:00.00 bnx2 Up 1000Mbps Full 18:a9:05:67:51:b6 1500 Broadcom Corporation NC382i Integrated Quad Port PCI Express Gigabit Server Adapter
      vmnic1 0000:03:00.01 bnx2 Up 1000Mbps Full 18:a9:05:67:51:b8 1500 Broadcom Corporation NC382i Integrated Quad Port PCI Express Gigabit Server Adapter
      vmnic2 0000:41:00.00 bnx2 Up 1000Mbps Full 18:a9:05:67:51:b2 1500 Broadcom Corporation NC382i Integrated Quad Port PCI Express Gigabit Server Adapter
      vmnic3 0000:41:00.01 bnx2 Up 1000Mbps Full 18:a9:05:67:51:b4 1500 Broadcom Corporation NC382i Integrated Quad Port PCI Express Gigabit Server Adapter

These links will also helps ..................

Determining which storage or network driver is actively being used on ESXi host (1034674)

Identifying firmware revision of local RAID devices (1006696)

Determining Network/Storage firmware and driver version in ESXi/ESX 4.x and ESXi 5.x (1027206)

Identifying correct driver for ESXi/ESX host PCI devices (HBA) using VMware Hardware Compatibility Guide (HCL) (1031534)

Confirming ESX/ESXi host hardware (System, Storage, and I/O) compatibility (1003916)

Checking your firmware and BIOS levels to ensure compatibility with ESX/ESXi (1037257)

Supported driver firmware versions for I/O devices. (2030818)

VMware Compatibility Guide - IO Driver/Device Details

Attached screenshot will help how to check HCL compatibility

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