This Fling is a collection of ESXi Native Drivers which enables ESXi to recognize and consume various NVMe-based storage devices. These devices are not officially on the VMware HCL and have been developed to enable and support the VMware Community.
Hi, does this work with ESXi 8, or do we need to wait for an updated version?
There's no plans for an ESXi 8.0 version of this driver
Is there OOB support for these NVMe drives then, or are we now just stuffed?
No, the ones added are consumer devices and hence why the driver is needed. It is also non-trivial to release these drivers for each release, especially with changes in major releases. I just want to remind folks that these are Flings, there's no guarantee of future compatibility and/or updates. So I want to make sure folks understand and have right expectations as sometimes its simply "assumed" that these are managed like real products :)
I'll drop a note to Engr folks to see if there's anything that can be done but from what I've seen, the usage of this particular Fling has been pretty low compared to others
Understood and much appreciated. Fingers crossed for a Christmas miracle ;)
WDS200T3B0C WDSN570 .
Does this SSD not fit?
The brand and model of the NVME i'm using is Asgard AN3 2TNVMe-M.2/80
The vid is "0x126f" which is shown as supported in the requirements page. However, i can't find the pid for my nvme.
Just wondering if it's still supported with just the vid information?
When trying to add community package into esxi 6.7u3 (or any version of 6.7) i get the following error output:
Add-EsxSoftwarePackage : VIB VMW_bootbank_nvme-community_22.214.171.124-3vmw.700.1.0.15843807 requires vmkapi_2_6_0_0, but the
requirement cannot be satisfied within the ImageProfile. However, additional VIB(s)
VMware_bootbank_esx-base_7.0.2-0.20.18426014 from depot can satisfy this requirement.
At line:2 char:1
+ Add-EsxSoftwarePackage -ImageProfile "ESXi_6.7u3_Customized" -Softwar ...
+ CategoryInfo : InvalidData: (VMware.ImageBuilder.Types.ImageProfile:ImageProfile) [Add-EsxSoftwarePackage
+ FullyQualifiedErrorId : EsxImageProfileValidationError,VMware.ImageBuilder.Commands.AddProfilePackage