mudha
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VMDirectPath I/O supported cards

Hello,

Is there any doc which has list of all supported VMDirectPath I/O cards list for esxi 5.0?

I'm using R720 with Fusion IO and EMulex FC card, Can i do passthrough for fusion IO cards to my windows VMs?

Thx for your answer.

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illvilja
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Hi!

You can use the HCL to find out if your card is supported.

http://vmware.com/go/hcl

Select IO Devices -> VMware ESX(i) version and a keyword.

Fusion-IO ->

ioDrive

ioDrive2

ioMemory are supported VMdirectPath.

I'm not sure if R720 supports VMdirectPath but you can easily check:

If using Intel you need support for VT-d, if you're using AMD you need IOMMU support enabled in the bios.

In vSphere Client navigate to a host - Configuration - Hardware - Advanced if I recall correctly.

--- Martin

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mudha
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Thx Martine, In this page it says that IO Device is supported But i want to check for VM Direct IO for IOdrive.

Do you have any idea on that?

R720 has VT-d option and IO drive is supported as IO device but then how about Direct path IO?

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Here is link about device supporttingVMDirectPath I/O: http://communities.vmware.com/docs/DOC-11089

But it is not latest, I don't know whether there is any updates.

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mudha
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Thx..but this does not call out supported card? anyone has latest list?

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illvilja
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Hi

Please check Configuration tab, Hardware -> Advanced Options. There you have "Configure Passthrough", if it's listed there it means you can do it..

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Here are some devices mentioned in the doc: http://communities.vmware.com/docs/DOC-11089

VMDirectPath I/O is experimentally supported for the following Storage and Network I/O devices:

  • QLogic QLA25xx 8 Gb Fibre Channel adapters

  • Emulex LPe12000 8 Gb Fibre Channel adapters

  • LSI 3442e-R and 3801e (1068 chip based) 3 Gb SAS adapters

  • Intel 82598 10 Gigabit Ethernet controller

  • Broadcom 57710 and 57711 10 Gigabit Ethernet controllers

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mudha
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Hmm. It does not list Fusion IODrive...

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