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Apr 02, 2019

I am trying to use the vusb0 port as an uplink in a distributed vswitch in 6.7U1. I changed the script to include the following line to map the vusb0 NIC to the dvswitch. (esxcfg-vswitch -P vusb0 -V 8 DSwitch0). However, I am having difficulty with the syntax to add the dvportgroups. Can someone assist?

Apr 01, 2019

From Amazon UK:

ASIN Number (put it in search box) is: B00PC0H9IE

Description:

Anker® Unibody Aluminum USB 3.0 to RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter Supporting 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet [RTL8153 Chipset]

Seems to work well.

Hope that helps

Apr 07, 2019

Same chipset, RTL8153, Belkin F2CU040btBLK-C Adapter USB to Gigabit Ethernet running well on ESXi 6.7.0 Update 1

Apr 30, 2019

Unfortunately, I've to say that USB-C Belkin adapter doesn't run well. I've got this error messages:

2019-04-27T10:51:47.671Z cpu3:2097571)usbd_setup_ctrl_transfer:1538: Wrong framelength 0 != 8

2019-04-27T10:51:48.671Z cpu0:2097571)usbd_setup_ctrl_transfer:1538: Wrong framelength 0 != 8

2019-04-27T10:51:53.015Z cpu0:2097571)usbd_setup_ctrl_transfer:1538: Wrong framelength 0 != 8

2019-04-27T10:51:53.671Z cpu1:2097571)usbd_setup_ctrl_transfer:1538: Wrong framelength 0 != 8

2019-04-27T10:51:54.671Z cpu2:2097571)usbd_setup_ctrl_transfer:1538: Wrong framelength 0 != 8

2019-04-27T10:56:00.189Z cpu0:2097571)usbd_setup_ctrl_transfer:1538: Wrong framelength 0 != 8

2019-04-27T10:56:01.171Z cpu0:2097571)usbd_setup_ctrl_transfer:1538: Wrong framelength 0 != 8

2019-04-27T10:56:02.171Z cpu0:2097571)usbd_setup_ctrl_transfer:1538: Wrong framelength 0 != 8

2019-04-27T10:56:03.468Z cpu1:2097571)usbd_setup_ctrl_transfer:1538: Wrong framelength 0 != 8

2019-04-27T10:56:04.171Z cpu1:2097571)usbd_setup_ctrl_transfer:1538: Wrong framelength 0 != 8

2019-04-27T10:56:05.171Z cpu1:2097571)usbd_setup_ctrl_transfer:1538: Wrong framelength 0 != 8

2019-04-27T10:56:09.483Z cpu1:2097571)usbd_setup_ctrl_transfer:1538: Wrong framelength 0 != 8

2019-04-27T10:56:10.171Z cpu1:2097571)usbd_setup_ctrl_transfer:1538: Wrong framelength 0 != 8

May 06, 2019

GD,
Would you please let me know the device detail, I have not seen this issue and would like to check more with such devices to see where is wrong.
Thanks,
Songtao

May 06, 2019

Hi Songtao Zheng,

Some details:

[root@esxi2:~] esxcli network nic list
Name PCI Device Driver Admin Status Link Status Speed Duplex MAC Address MTU Description
------ ------------ ------ ------------ ----------- ----- ------ ----------------- ---- ------------------------------------------------
vusb0 Pseudo uether Up Up 1000 Full 24:f5:a2:8c:55:4a 1500 Belkin Belkin USB-C LAN

[root@esxi2:~] lsusb
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 0bda:8153 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. RTL8153 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter

[root@esxi2:~] vmware -vl
VMware ESXi 6.7.0 build-10302608
VMware ESXi 6.7.0 Update 1

[root@esxi2:~] localcli system module list | grep usb
vmkusb_nic_fling true true
[root@esxi2:~] lsusb -v

Bus 002 Device 002: ID 0bda:8153 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. RTL8153 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter
Device Descriptor:
bLength 18
bDescriptorType 1
bcdUSB 3.00
bDeviceClass 0 (Defined at Interface level)
bDeviceSubClass 0
bDeviceProtocol 0
bMaxPacketSize0 9
idVendor 0x0bda Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
idProduct 0x8153 RTL8153 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter
bcdDevice 30.00
iManufacturer 1 Belkin
iProduct 2 Belkin USB-C LAN
iSerial 6 8C554A000000
bNumConfigurations 2
Configuration Descriptor:
bLength 9
bDescriptorType 2
wTotalLength 57
bNumInterfaces 1
bConfigurationValue 1
iConfiguration 0
bmAttributes 0xa0
(Bus Powered)
Remote Wakeup
MaxPower 256mA
Interface Descriptor:
bLength 9
bDescriptorType 4
bInterfaceNumber 0
bAlternateSetting 0
bNumEndpoints 3
bInterfaceClass 255 Vendor Specific Class
bInterfaceSubClass 255 Vendor Specific Subclass
bInterfaceProtocol 0
iInterface 0
Endpoint Descriptor:
bLength 7
bDescriptorType 5
bEndpointAddress 0x81 EP 1 IN
bmAttributes 2
Transfer Type Bulk
Synch Type None
Usage Type Data
wMaxPacketSize 0x0400 1x 1024 bytes
bInterval 0
bMaxBurst 3
Endpoint Descriptor:
bLength 7
bDescriptorType 5
bEndpointAddress 0x02 EP 2 OUT
bmAttributes 2
Transfer Type Bulk
Synch Type None
Usage Type Data
wMaxPacketSize 0x0400 1x 1024 bytes
bInterval 0
bMaxBurst 3
Endpoint Descriptor:
bLength 7
bDescriptorType 5
bEndpointAddress 0x83 EP 3 IN
bmAttributes 3
Transfer Type Interrupt
Synch Type None
Usage Type Data
wMaxPacketSize 0x0002 1x 2 bytes
bInterval 8
bMaxBurst 0
Configuration Descriptor:
bLength 9
bDescriptorType 2
wTotalLength 98
bNumInterfaces 2
bConfigurationValue 2
iConfiguration 0
bmAttributes 0xa0
(Bus Powered)
Remote Wakeup
MaxPower 256mA
Interface Descriptor:
bLength 9
bDescriptorType 4
bInterfaceNumber 0
bAlternateSetting 0
bNumEndpoints 1
bInterfaceClass 2 Communications
bInterfaceSubClass 6 Ethernet Networking
bInterfaceProtocol 0
iInterface 5 CDC Communications Control
CDC Header:
bcdCDC 1.10
CDC Union:
bMasterInterface 0
bSlaveInterface 1
CDC Ethernet:
iMacAddress 3 24F5A28C554A
bmEthernetStatistics 0x00000000
wMaxSegmentSize 1514
wNumberMCFilters 0x0000
bNumberPowerFilters 0
Endpoint Descriptor:
bLength 7
bDescriptorType 5
bEndpointAddress 0x83 EP 3 IN
bmAttributes 3
Transfer Type Interrupt
Synch Type None
Usage Type Data
wMaxPacketSize 0x0010 1x 16 bytes
bInterval 8
bMaxBurst 0
Interface Descriptor:
bLength 9
bDescriptorType 4
bInterfaceNumber 1
bAlternateSetting 0
bNumEndpoints 0
bInterfaceClass 10 CDC Data
bInterfaceSubClass 0 Unused
bInterfaceProtocol 0
iInterface 0
Interface Descriptor:
bLength 9
bDescriptorType 4
bInterfaceNumber 1
bAlternateSetting 1
bNumEndpoints 2
bInterfaceClass 10 CDC Data
bInterfaceSubClass 0 Unused
bInterfaceProtocol 0
iInterface 4 Ethernet Data
Endpoint Descriptor:
bLength 7
bDescriptorType 5
bEndpointAddress 0x81 EP 1 IN
bmAttributes 2
Transfer Type Bulk
Synch Type None
Usage Type Data
wMaxPacketSize 0x0400 1x 1024 bytes
bInterval 0
bMaxBurst 3
Endpoint Descriptor:
bLength 7
bDescriptorType 5
bEndpointAddress 0x02 EP 2 OUT
bmAttributes 2
Transfer Type Bulk
Synch Type None
Usage Type Data
wMaxPacketSize 0x0400 1x 1024 bytes
bInterval 0
bMaxBurst 3
Binary Object Store Descriptor:
bLength 5
bDescriptorType 15
wTotalLength 22
bNumDeviceCaps 2
USB 2.0 Extension Device Capability:
bLength 7
bDescriptorType 16
bDevCapabilityType 2
bmAttributes 0x00000002
Link Power Management (LPM) Supported
SuperSpeed USB Device Capability:
bLength 10
bDescriptorType 16
bDevCapabilityType 3
bmAttributes 0x00
wSpeedsSupported 0x000e
Device can operate at Full Speed (12Mbps)
Device can operate at High Speed (480Mbps)
Device can operate at SuperSpeed (5Gbps)
bFunctionalitySupport 2
Lowest fully-functional device speed is High Speed (480Mbps)
bU1DevExitLat 10 micro seconds
bU2DevExitLat 2047 micro seconds
Device Status: 0x0000
(Bus Powered)

Mar 30, 2019

Hi I'm trying to use a Lenovo Thinkpad USB 3.0 adapter which has a p/n of RTL8153.

I've followed the instructions correctly 'i think'.

vmware -vl output shows:

VMware ESXi 6.5.0 build-5969303
VMware ESXi 6.5.0 Update 1

lsusb -v output shows:

Bus 001 Device 003: ID 17ef:7205 Lenovo
Device Descriptor:
bLength 18
bDescriptorType 1
bcdUSB 3.00
bDeviceClass 0 (Defined at Interface level)
bDeviceSubClass 0
bDeviceProtocol 0
bMaxPacketSize0 9
idVendor 0x17ef Lenovo
idProduct 0x7205
bcdDevice 30.00
iManufacturer 1 Lenovo
iProduct 2 ThinkpadUSBLAN
iSerial 3 3C18A0024047
bNumConfigurations 2

localcli system module list | grep usb output shows:

vmkusb_nic_fling true true

esxicli network nic list output:

Name PCI Device Driver Admin Status Link Status Speed Duplex MAC Address MTU Description
------ ------------ ------ ------------ ----------- ----- ------ ----------------- ---- ------------------------------------------------
vmnic0 0000:00:1f.6 ne1000 Up Up 1000 Full 94:c6:91:a5:64:5d 1500 Intel Corporation Ethernet Connection (4) I219-V

USB adapter is plugged in, host has been rebooted etc.

Any help appreciated!

Adam

Apr 01, 2019

Ordered a different adapter and it worked, thanks anyway

esxcli network nic list
Name PCI Device Driver Admin Status Link Status Speed Duplex MAC Address MTU Description
------ ------------ ------ ------------ ----------- ----- ------ ----------------- ---- ------------------------------------------------
vmnic0 0000:00:1f.6 ne1000 Up Up 1000 Full 94:c6:91:a5:64:5d 1500 Intel Corporation Ethernet Connection (4) I219-V
vusb0 Pseudo uether Up Up 1000 Full 00:e0:4c:01:0a:24 1500 Realtek USB 101001000 LAN

Apr 01, 2019

What did you order?

Apr 01, 2019

From Amazon UK:
ASIN Number (put it in search box) is: B00PC0H9IE
Description:
Anker® Unibody Aluminum USB 3.0 to RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter Supporting 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet [RTL8153 Chipset]
Seems to work well.
Hope that helps

Mar 29, 2019

HI, I have the New NUC 7i Gen8 and a tp-link UE300.
Drivers installed but I don't see the nic. :(
Here is my info:
[root@localhost:/dev] vmware -vl
VMware ESXi 6.7.0 build-10302608
VMware ESXi 6.7.0 Update 1

[root@localhost:/dev] chkconfig usbarbitrator --list
usbarbitrator

[root@localhost:/dev] lsusb
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 413c:301a Dell Computer Corp.
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 2357:0601
Bus 001 Device 005: ID 13fe:6300 Kingston Technology Company Inc.
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 413c:2101 Dell Computer Corp. SmartCard Reader Keyboard
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0e0f:8003 VMware, Inc.

[root@localhost:/dev] localcli system module list | grep usb
vmkusb_nic_fling true true

[root@localhost:/dev] esxcli network nic list
Name PCI Device Driver Admin Status Link Status Speed Duplex MAC Address MTU Description
------ ------------ ------ ------------ ----------- ----- ------ ----------------- ---- ------------------------------------------------
vmnic0 0000:00:1f.6 ne1000 Up Up 1000 Full 94:c6:91:a9:fb:f4 1500 Intel Corporation Ethernet Connection (6) I219-V

2019-03-30T03:05:55.277Z cpu0:2097529)Activating Jumpstart plugin vmklinux.
2019-03-30T03:05:55.277Z cpu0:2097529)Jumpstart plugin vmklinux activated.
2019-03-30T03:05:55.277Z cpu0:2097529)Activating Jumpstart plugin vmkdevmgr.
2019-03-30T03:05:55.345Z cpu0:2097564)PCI: 1254: 0000:00:1f.6 named 'vmnic0' (was '')
2019-03-30T03:05:55.348Z cpu0:2097564)PCI: 1254: 0000:00:17.0 named 'vmhba0' (was '')
2019-03-30T03:05:55.352Z cpu0:2097564)PCI: 1254: 0000:6d:00.0 named 'vmhba1' (was '')
2019-03-30T03:05:55.400Z cpu0:2097565)Loading module vmkusb_nic_fling ...
2019-03-30T03:05:55.402Z cpu0:2097565)Elf: 2101: module vmkusb_nic_fling has license VMware
2019-03-30T03:05:55.410Z cpu0:2097565)Device: 192: Registered driver 'vmkusb_nic_fling' from 17
2019-03-30T03:05:55.410Z cpu0:2097565)Mod: 4962: Initialization of vmkusb_nic_fling succeeded with module ID 17.
2019-03-30T03:05:55.410Z cpu0:2097565)vmkusb_nic_fling loaded successfully.

Can you help?
Thanks for all you do.

Apr 01, 2019

I see the issue. the new TP-link have new Vendor and Product codes.
Device Descriptor:
bLength 18
bDescriptorType 1
bcdUSB 3.00
bDeviceClass 0 (Defined at Interface level)
bDeviceSubClass 0
bDeviceProtocol 0
bMaxPacketSize0 9
idVendor 0x2357
idProduct 0x0601
bcdDevice 30.00
iManufacturer 1 TP-LINK
iProduct 2 USB 10/100/1000 LAN
iSerial 6 000001000000

I would love to help keep these up to date with the newest codes.
How Can I help?

Jun 03, 2019

This might explain why I'm having so much trouble, I picked up the UE300 only 3 or 4 weeks ago and all the tutorials explaining how to do this have failed for me.

I wonder who can fix this?

[root@localhost:~] lsusb -v

Bus 001 Device 005: ID 2357:0601 TP-Link
Device Descriptor:
bLength 18
bDescriptorType 1
bcdUSB 3.00
bDeviceClass 0 (Defined at Interface level)
bDeviceSubClass 0
bDeviceProtocol 0
bMaxPacketSize0 9
idVendor 0x2357 TP-Link
idProduct 0x0601
bcdDevice 30.00
iManufacturer 1 TP-LINK
iProduct 2 USB 10/100/1000 LAN
iSerial 6 000001000000
bNumConfigurations 2
Configuration Descriptor:
bLength 9
bDescriptorType 2
wTotalLength 57
bNumInterfaces 1
bConfigurationValue 1
iConfiguration 0
bmAttributes 0xa0
(Bus Powered)
Remote Wakeup
MaxPower 256mA
Interface Descriptor:
bLength 9
bDescriptorType 4
bInterfaceNumber 0
bAlternateSetting 0
bNumEndpoints 3
bInterfaceClass 255 Vendor Specific Class
bInterfaceSubClass 255 Vendor Specific Subclass
bInterfaceProtocol 0
iInterface 0
Endpoint Descriptor:
bLength 7
bDescriptorType 5
bEndpointAddress 0x81 EP 1 IN
bmAttributes 2
Transfer Type Bulk
Synch Type None
Usage Type Data
wMaxPacketSize 0x0400 1x 1024 bytes
bInterval 0
bMaxBurst 3
Endpoint Descriptor:
bLength 7
bDescriptorType 5
bEndpointAddress 0x81 EP 1 IN
bmAttributes 2
Transfer Type Bulk
Synch Type None
Usage Type Data
wMaxPacketSize 0x0400 1x 1024 bytes
bInterval 0
bMaxBurst 3
Endpoint Descriptor:
bLength 7
bDescriptorType 5
bEndpointAddress 0x02 EP 2 OUT
bmAttributes 2
Transfer Type Bulk
Synch Type None
Usage Type Data
wMaxPacketSize 0x0400 1x 1024 bytes
bInterval 0
bMaxBurst 3
Endpoint Descriptor:
bLength 7
bDescriptorType 5
bEndpointAddress 0x83 EP 3 IN
bmAttributes 3
Transfer Type Interrupt
Synch Type None
Usage Type Data
wMaxPacketSize 0x0002 1x 2 bytes
bInterval 8
bMaxBurst 0
Configuration Descriptor:
bLength 9
bDescriptorType 2
wTotalLength 98
bNumInterfaces 2
bConfigurationValue 2
iConfiguration 0
bmAttributes 0xa0
(Bus Powered)
Remote Wakeup
MaxPower 256mA
Interface Descriptor:
bLength 9
bDescriptorType 4
bInterfaceNumber 0
bAlternateSetting 0
bNumEndpoints 1
bInterfaceClass 2 Communications
bInterfaceSubClass 6 Ethernet Networking
bInterfaceProtocol 0
iInterface 5 CDC Communications Control
CDC Header:
bcdCDC 1.10
CDC Union:
bMasterInterface 0
bSlaveInterface 1
CDC Ethernet:
iMacAddress 3 503EAAD14472
bmEthernetStatistics 0x00000000
wMaxSegmentSize 1514
wNumberMCFilters 0x0000
bNumberPowerFilters 0
Endpoint Descriptor:
bLength 7
bDescriptorType 5
bEndpointAddress 0x83 EP 3 IN
bmAttributes 3
Transfer Type Interrupt
Synch Type None
Usage Type Data
wMaxPacketSize 0x0010 1x 16 bytes
bInterval 8
bMaxBurst 0
Interface Descriptor:
bLength 9
bDescriptorType 4
bInterfaceNumber 1
bAlternateSetting 0
bNumEndpoints 0
bInterfaceClass 10 CDC Data
bInterfaceSubClass 0 Unused
bInterfaceProtocol 0
iInterface 0
Interface Descriptor:
bLength 9
bDescriptorType 4
bInterfaceNumber 1
bAlternateSetting 1
bNumEndpoints 2
bInterfaceClass 10 CDC Data
bInterfaceSubClass 0 Unused
bInterfaceProtocol 0
iInterface 4 Ethernet Data
Endpoint Descriptor:
bLength 7
bDescriptorType 5
bEndpointAddress 0x81 EP 1 IN
bmAttributes 2
Transfer Type Bulk
Synch Type None
Usage Type Data
wMaxPacketSize 0x0400 1x 1024 bytes
bInterval 0
bMaxBurst 3
Endpoint Descriptor:
bLength 7
bDescriptorType 5
bEndpointAddress 0x02 EP 2 OUT
bmAttributes 2
Transfer Type Bulk
Synch Type None
Usage Type Data
wMaxPacketSize 0x0400 1x 1024 bytes
bInterval 0
bMaxBurst 3
Binary Object Store Descriptor:
bLength 5
bDescriptorType 15
wTotalLength 22
bNumDeviceCaps 2
USB 2.0 Extension Device Capability:
bLength 7
bDescriptorType 16
bDevCapabilityType 2
bmAttributes 0x00000002
Link Power Management (LPM) Supported
SuperSpeed USB Device Capability:
bLength 10
bDescriptorType 16
bDevCapabilityType 3
bmAttributes 0x02
Latency Tolerance Messages (LTM) Supported
wSpeedsSupported 0x000e
Device can operate at Full Speed (12Mbps)
Device can operate at High Speed (480Mbps)
Device can operate at SuperSpeed (5Gbps)
bFunctionalitySupport 2
Lowest fully-functional device speed is High Speed (480Mbps)
bU1DevExitLat 10 micro seconds
bU2DevExitLat 2047 micro seconds
Device Status: 0x0000
(Bus Powered)