We got a Lenovo X3650 M4 loaded with newest Lenovo custom build ESXI 6.7
The problem is that I've installed an Samsung mznln256hmhq-000l7 NVMe drive in an Startech x4 PCI Express to M.2 PCIe SSD Adapter.
But Vmware wont recognize the drive, anybody that can explain why?
I know the drive aren't officially compatible with Vmware, but
I've seen loads of videos with Lenovo X3650 M4 and even M3 servers using NVMe and normal SSD 2.5" disk that aren't on that list, in vmware.
sorry about that. If I go to VMware HCL - VMware Compatibility Guide - I/O Device Search as you mentioend its not listed. It means the EcoSystem partner Samsung has not certified or atleast not sent to VMware after testing and certifying it.
If you have already reached out to Lenovo, you can log a GitHub case here which can help - https://github.com/vmware/nvme
Here is the output:
[root@TEST-ESXI:~] esxcli software vib list | grep -i nvme
nvme 220.127.116.11-1vmw.618.104.22.16869922 VMW VMwa reCertified 2018-06-22
vmware-esx-esxcli-nvme-plugin 22.214.171.124-0.0.8169922 VMware VMwa reCertified 2018-06-22
I also do not work m2 through the adapter on the gygabite server board, where to find at least one officially supported hardware for ESXI 6.7.0 update3 on the link there is a bunch of everything I can not find, could you put this equipment here? MD71-HB0 1.1B