thanks for your driver! The installation works without problems.
Unfortunately I have problems with it.
VM: Win Server with VM Tools - vmnext3 or e1000
Copy files PC -> VM 118 Mbit!
Copy files VM -> PC 300 kbit!
If I load ISO files from the ESXI host, then it's full speed. Apparently it's the VM Tool driver? This is so at 5 different VM. (Windows, Linux)
I have tried on supermicro A2SDi-8C (с3758/x553) too. Same problems.
I'm quite new to ESXI / -Cli, but somewhat advanced on Linux/Ubuntu.
I installed your driver package but I still get no new NIC detection.
Supermicro A2SDi-H-TF with 8086:15c8 ("X553/X557-AT")
Where gets the driver installed? Is it called "ixgbe" or "ixgben"? Or even some other name?
In /usr/lib/vmware/vmkmod/ I still see both older drivers vom the 6.7-installer and no newly installed driver whatsoever..
edit: Installed it with "-f" with no change. "vmkload_mod -l | grep x553" shows nothing, as does "esxcli software vib list"
I forget to write about I/F setting in VMs.
I'm running FreeNAS with VMXNET3 and RDM on the ESXi host.
This is my current setting on iSCSI I/F in FreeNAS.
"mtu 9000 -tso"
As you can see, disable TSO is default my VM.
I don't know about Windows server, but if the vmxnet3 driver have
the setting, try to disable TSO or LRO.
If you have iperf3 on both side, try to check with/without TSO/LRO.
>I installed your driver package but I still get no new NIC detection.
Do you reboot the host?
The driver (not only this) is loaded on startup with bundled pciids.
If loaded pciids, you can see by the command "vmkload_mod -l | grep x553".
Yes, of course I did a restart.
Sadly with an esxi-BSoD. So the driver seems not compatible with 6.7 or 6.5u2.
For which version did you compile?
Perhaps you could post a source how to compile for 6.7?
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I have just finished building an ixgbe driver for Intel X553/7 NICs that can be used with ESXi 6.5 or later.
I created it by doing a code merge of Intel v5.1.3 + VMware v4.5.3.
I couldn't download from the website "servethehome" even after registration ("You do not have permission to view this page or perform this action."). Could you place for downloading the driver here?
I can use the drivers from servethehome after doing a bios reset and disabling ixgbe and ixgben. now I have the onboard NIC as physical devices in the GUI.
i'll do some tests in the next days.
I can use the drivers from servethehome after doing a bios reset and disabling ixgbe and ixgben. now I have the onboard NIC as physical devices in the GUI.i'll do some tests in the next days
You should not need to disable the ixgbe or ixgben drivers. My driver is named ixgbe_x553_7 and it will operate side-by-side with both ixgbe and ixgben.
You must make sure you uninstall daoyama's driver (net65-x553-5.3.6.x86_64.vib) because it maps to the same device IDs as my driver. I'm not sure what would happen if you have both installed at the same time.
It's awesome! Thank you!
Can you post this driver here?
Sorry I didn't get a chance to post my driver here. The past two days I've been rebuilding my ESXi server on my Supermicro A2SDi-16C-HLN4F motherboard now that my X553 NICs are working.
I see however that chefmagier came to the rescue - thanks for posting in my absence.
Just wanted to say a big thank you for the drivers you compiled, saved my life! Or my home lab for that matter...
I successfully used it to build a custom ESXi iso with this tool: https://www.v-front.de/p/esxi-customizer-ps.html#download