6 Replies Latest reply on Nov 7, 2017 10:18 PM by fahdk

    ESXi 5.5 passthrough Intel Patsburg 4-Port SATA Storage Control Unit

    RostislavKost Lurker

      I am currently having difficulties with ESXi 5.5, in passing a Storage Controller to a virtual machine (VM).

       

      Configuration:

      ESXi started from USB flash disk

      Motherboard  - Intel Server Board S2600CP (C602 chipset)

      CPU - Intel Xeon Processor E5-2620 (15M Cache, 2.00 GHz)  x 2

      DDR3 64Gb = 16384Mb 1600MHz Crucial (CT16G3ERSLD4160B) ECC Reg RTL x 4

      HDD SSD 480 Gb connected to Patsburg 6 Port SATA ACHI Controller

       

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      Second on board SATA Storage controller doesn't present in ESXi but it's OK.

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      Patsburg 4-Port SATA Storage Control Unit doesn't have drivers for ESXi 5.5 http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/server/sb/CS-033235.htm

      I create VM with operating system Solaris from the operating system compatibility list.

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      But VM can not start with passing a Storage Controller.

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      # dmesg |grep 06:00.0

      0:00:00:08.420 cpu0:32768)PCI: 447: 06:00.0: PCIe v2 PCI Express Endpoint

      0:00:00:08.420 cpu0:32768)PCI: 206: 0000:06:00.0: Found Advanced Error Reporting support

      0:00:00:08.420 cpu0:32768)PCI: 206: 0000:06:00.0: Found Alternative Routing-ID Interpretation support

      0:00:00:08.420 cpu0:32768)PCI: 206: 0000:06:00.0: Found Single Root I/O Virtualization support

      0:00:00:08.420 cpu0:32768)PCI: 382: 06:00.0: PCIe v2 PCI Express Endpoint

      0:00:00:08.421 cpu0:32768)PCI: 1269: 0000:06:00.0 8086:1d6b 8086:357f discovered

      0:00:00:08.421 cpu0:32768)PCI: 953: Add device: 0000:06:00.0

      0:00:00:08.421 cpu0:32768)PCI: 998: 0000:06:00.0 8086:1d6b 8086:357f added

      2014-09-04T15:48:26.826Z cpu15:33317)PCI: 655: 0000:06:00.0 to 3

      2014-09-04T15:48:28.225Z cpu4:33441)PCI: 1095: 0000:06:00.0 named 'vmhba1' (was '')

      2014-09-04T15:48:28.759Z cpu4:33441)PCIPassthru: PCIPassthruAttachDev:182: Attached to PCI device at 0000:06:00.0

      2014-09-04T15:48:28.759Z cpu4:33441)PCIPassthru: PCIPassthruStartDev:320: Received start request for PCI device at 0000:06:00.0

      2014-09-04T15:48:28.759Z cpu4:33441)PCIPassthru: PCIPassthruScanDev:224: Received scan request for PCI device at 0000:06:00.0

      2014-09-04T16:06:00.010Z cpu7:34191)World: 14296: VC opID hostd-16ce maps to vmkernel opID d0de3636

      2014-09-04T17:06:00.013Z cpu15:34838)World: 14296: VC opID EF405496-00000275 maps to vmkernel opID e6196769

      2014-09-04T18:06:00.008Z cpu6:34242)World: 14296: VC opID hostd-b8b0 maps to vmkernel opID 69906aac

      2014-09-04T19:06:00.010Z cpu22:34841)World: 14296: VC opID 1e4892af-9a maps to vmkernel opID debdbf47

      2014-09-04T20:06:00.011Z cpu2:34193)World: 14296: VC opID EF405496-0000078D maps to vmkernel opID 4dcff7fb

      2014-09-04T21:06:00.009Z cpu10:34241)World: 14296: VC opID EF405496-00000940 maps to vmkernel opID 2a347262

      2014-09-04T22:06:00.009Z cpu14:34842)World: 14296: VC opID hostd-6121 maps to vmkernel opID 1ab11b11

      2014-09-04T23:06:00.009Z cpu15:34829)World: 14296: VC opID hostd-e7d5 maps to vmkernel opID 6ebfa4cc

      2014-09-05T00:06:00.011Z cpu21:34193)World: 14296: VC opID hostd-be6b maps to vmkernel opID 99ee3096

      2014-09-05T01:06:00.010Z cpu2:34829)World: 14296: VC opID EF405496-00001012 maps to vmkernel opID 66a353f9

      2014-09-05T02:06:00.012Z cpu2:34837)World: 14296: VC opID hostd-a53c maps to vmkernel opID 7ad30f34

      2014-09-05T03:06:00.010Z cpu10:34842)World: 14296: VC opID hostd-d26f maps to vmkernel opID 5604ae98

      2014-09-05T04:06:00.008Z cpu18:34837)World: 14296: VC opID hostd-fed2 maps to vmkernel opID f83f3d23

      2014-09-05T05:06:00.012Z cpu2:34828)World: 14296: VC opID hostd-2775 maps to vmkernel opID e40ab870

      2014-09-05T06:00:00.008Z cpu19:34836)World: 14296: VC opID hostd-bce6 maps to vmkernel opID 8fe6ad32

      2014-09-05T06:00:01.815Z cpu3:34842)World: 14296: VC opID hostd-82cf maps to vmkernel opID 916caf4b

      2014-09-05T06:06:00.011Z cpu17:34841)World: 14296: VC opID hostd-281f maps to vmkernel opID 99e69ca4

      2014-09-05T07:06:00.010Z cpu22:34841)World: 14296: VC opID EF405496-00001A45 maps to vmkernel opID 259b6f0c

      2014-09-05T08:06:00.012Z cpu10:34837)World: 14296: VC opID EF405496-00001BF5 maps to vmkernel opID 799a6e5

      2014-09-05T09:06:00.009Z cpu1:34837)World: 14296: VC opID hostd-053b maps to vmkernel opID 96d29143

      2014-09-05T10:06:00.006Z cpu10:34837)World: 14296: VC opID EF405496-00001F55 maps to vmkernel opID 72fbfc70

      2014-09-05T11:06:00.010Z cpu18:34841)World: 14296: VC opID hostd-bf0d maps to vmkernel opID c8d6bac8

      2014-09-05T13:06:00.012Z cpu17:34836)World: 14296: VC opID hostd-9847 maps to vmkernel opID c2fe68a0

      2014-09-05T14:06:00.010Z cpu5:34828)World: 14296: VC opID hostd-214e maps to vmkernel opID e333d5c9

      2014-09-05T14:45:49.318Z cpu0:32858)WARNING: IOMMU: 1978: Unable to unset device 06:00.0 since it hasn't been set.

      2014-09-05T14:45:58.487Z cpu15:32857)WARNING: IOMMU: 1978: Unable to unset device 06:00.0 since it hasn't been set.

      2014-09-05T14:47:51.360Z cpu7:32856)WARNING: IOMMU: 1978: Unable to unset device 06:00.0 since it hasn't been set.

      2014-09-05T14:52:01.980Z cpu0:32856)WARNING: IOMMU: 1978: Unable to unset device 06:00.0 since it hasn't been set.

      2014-09-05T15:06:00.008Z cpu20:34829)World: 14296: VC opID hostd-f02e maps to vmkernel opID 62a9100d

      2014-09-05T15:43:17.055Z cpu18:32856)WARNING: IOMMU: 1978: Unable to unset device 06:00.0 since it hasn't been set.

      2014-09-05T15:56:42.327Z cpu22:32856)WARNING: IOMMU: 1978: Unable to unset device 06:00.0 since it hasn't been set.

      2014-09-05T15:58:59.653Z cpu14:32856)WARNING: IOMMU: 1978: Unable to unset device 06:00.0 since it hasn't been set.

      2014-09-05T16:06:00.013Z cpu3:34837)World: 14296: VC opID hostd-25a9 maps to vmkernel opID de978e31

      2014-09-05T17:06:00.007Z cpu2:34193)World: 14296: VC opID EF405496-00002BCF maps to vmkernel opID 516bf8e2

      2014-09-05T18:06:00.008Z cpu21:34842)World: 14296: VC opID hostd-311f maps to vmkernel opID 26a35105

      2014-09-05T19:06:00.007Z cpu13:34837)World: 14296: VC opID hostd-46a6 maps to vmkernel opID 3b1b8a45

      2014-09-05T20:06:00.007Z cpu15:34192)World: 14296: VC opID hostd-9213 maps to vmkernel opID a54d8450

      2014-09-05T21:06:00.006Z cpu2:34841)World: 14296: VC opID hostd-9300 maps to vmkernel opID 8826c44a


      BIOS settings for this controller is "Intel RSTe"


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      Regards,

      Rostislav.