For the upgrade, you need console cable, and then you need a TFTP server installed on your management workstation. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Thanks for sharing Didier, Not really, the only concern is: What is the recommended approach to have this running on ESXi 6? My switch came with firmware 2. You are commenting using your Facebook account.

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There are certainly limit to this setup, but hey, you want to vMotion at a speed that a lot of SMBs can dream of? I only wish I could read french. To get an IB switch for the backend storage network, even if, for 2 ESXi hosts you can start with this setup.

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As the host dies, the opensm do too, unfortunately. Unfortunately, my attempt to change the fans for quieter ones failed. Included VMware vSphere 6. Leave this field empty.


Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Let me ask the seller if they will stock 1m again. The other worry I have is the driver support.

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I used my laptop. It is the partner’s responsibility to verify that the configuration functions with future vSphere major and minor releases, as VMware does not guarantee that compatibility with future releases is maintained.

In the end I was able to get ESXi 6. Is eexi Nexenta running on physical hardware or is it still in a vm? Updating the ConnectX 3 Card: For more information, see http: You should see the Mellanox storage adapter there.

VMware Workstation and other IT tutorials. Adrian, Here is the link for 1m lenght: We’ll assume you’re ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish.

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So Mlnx-oefd should end up with a screenshot like this after you reboot your ESXi host. But the IB network runs as there are opensm present on the other hosts in the cluster. Link to download the 2. Grab your copy now! Monday I start shopping for modification of my lab … Thanks again for the useful information that you give us every day. You did not really read through the post.


When I first built my homelab few years ago I never thought that one day I’ll be using anything else than 1Gig NICs for storage network.

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