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MicroServer Gen8 - ESXi 5.5 Passthrough *Fixed*


ToyCeli22
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Hi,

 

Long time troll but just wanted to share some updates for users that wanted to install ESXi 5.5 on their MicroServer.  VMware just released an update that would allow us to passthrough HBA's to our VMs. --FreeNAS in my case

 

If you've previously tried to pass through a HBA card (m1015 for me) you were ripping your hair out trying to get it to work since all you get is this, when you try to power it on.

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The patch they released if for ESXi 5.5u4, which they have updated the advisory accordingly.  They do not yet have a customized ISO, so I installed 5.5u2 then updated from there, per their recommendation.

http://h20565.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?sp4ts.oid=5249594&calledBy=&ac.admitted=1397626122572.876444892.492883150&docId=emr_na-c03835455-1&docLocale=

 

Attempts to power on a virtual machine that is configured with a passthrough device might fail and result in error messages similar to the following:

PCIPassthru: PCIPassthruAttachDev:182: Attached to PCI device at 0000:04:00.4
Device: 355: Found driver PCIPassthru for device 0x4a2441095a358448
PCIPassthru: PCIPassthruStartDev:320: Received start request for PCI device at 0000:04:00.42014-05-09T18:35:15.193Z cpu3:33506)PCIPassthru:
PCIPassthruScanDev:224: Received scan request for PCI device at 0000:04:00.4
VMKPCIPassthru: 2525: Device 04:00.4 cannot be used for passthrough because of a conflicting memory region with VM's memory

 

Success!!

**Note:  After I installed the update I still was not able to power my VM on.  I had to first drop the m1015 then readd since this VM used to live in a 5.1u1 environment.

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Long time troll 

 

Lurker.  The word you're looking for is lurker.

 

A troll is someone who inflames people by arguing and being a twat.

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Lurker.  The word you're looking for is lurker.

 

A troll is someone who inflames people by arguing and being a twat.

 

 

Yes.  It was late and spent a while messing with my server.

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