Hello VMware users of reddit.
I was wondering if any of you wonderful people have got ESXi hosts running with an Intel X710 (in a R730 fwiw)?
Just we have, and we've been having all manner of issues which we seemingly can't put our finger on. Basically what happens is a vMotion happens, and the VM drops offline. We've checked all the usual things:
[*] Notify switches yes, promiscuous off etc on the DPG's
[*] MAC learning correctly on switches
[*] Firmware driver combos
[*] Switch config (this is a bit out of my control, I don't personally know Alcatel Lucent OS6900 switches all that well, I'm more Cisco..)
[*] Hosts being up to date
VMware haven't been all that helpful as the issue isn't always reproducible, and point the finger to outside of the host.. We generally fix it usually by vMotioning it back to whence it came and it works again, as customers scream and want their money back. Or recreating the vNIC as this has a good chance of resolving the issue.
This also happens in different environments, but with the same kit (Dell R730xd, X710-DA4, OS6900) - so it's not a build issue. The only vague commonality is about 80% of the VMs that experience the issue were migrated into us using Zerto.
It's getting to the point now where we are tempted to start ripping and replacing hardware, but to me, there has to be an answer as a chip giant such as Intel and a network vendor such as AL shouldn't be having these issues...
So, before we start arranging downtime and raising PO's, I'd like to know if anyone else has had any funky issues with this wretched card?
And then one of the replies pointed me in the direction of this post, https://eositis.wordpress.com/2013/11/0 ... r-vmotion/ - in which he mentions some commands for Force10 and Cisco, but I have no idea what the ALU equivilent would be... Not saying this is the fix, but it'd sure help to go to our network guys with something to check who keep saying everythings fine and it's all just layer-2 trunk ports and pointing the finger back at VMware/us.
So if anyone could be of any assistance I'd be very very grateful.