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FreeBSD as GuestOS support for for SR-IOV in VMware vSphere* 6.5, 6.7, and 7.0 for icen driver

yue3zhang
Employee
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Hello support,

I have questions regarding FreeBSD as GuestOS support for for SR-IOV in VMware vSphere* 6.5, 6.7, and 7.0. I found below link on Intel support website, describing icen (E810) GOS support for VMware. However, it didn't mention any Opensource OS. Do you have any idea about if FreeBSD support on this?

https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000006958/ethernet-products/700-series-netw...

Thanks and regards,

Yue

Intel® Ethernet 800 Series

Host OS PF Driver Driver Type Guest OS (GOS) GOS VF Driver
ESXi* 7.0 icen version 1.3.3.0 async Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.x and 8.x (64-bit only) In-distro iavf driver or version 4.0.1
ESXi* 7.0 icen version 1.3.3.0 async SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 12.x, and 15.x (64-bit only) In-distro iavf driver or version 4.0.1
ESXi* 7.0 icen version 1.3.3.0 async Windows Server 2019* iavf68 version 1.11.14.1
ESXi* 7.0 icen version 1.3.3.0 async Windows Server 2016* iavf65 version 1.11.14.1
ESXi* 7.0 icen version 1.3.3.0 async Windows Server 2012 R2* iavf64 version 1.11.14.1
ESXi* 6.7 icen version 1.3.3.0 async Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.x and 8.x (64-bit only) In-distro iavf driver or version 4.0.1
ESXi* 6.7 icen version 1.3.3.0 async SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 12.x, and 15.x (64-bit only) In-distro iavf driver or version 4.0.1
ESXi* 6.7 icen version 1.3.3.0 async Windows Server 2019* iavf68 version 1.11.14.1
ESXi* 6.7 icen version 1.3.3.0 async Windows Server 2016* iavf65 version 1.11.14.1
ESXi* 6.7 icen version 1.3.3.0 async Windows Server 2012 R2* iavf64 version 1.11.14.1
ESXi* 6.5 icen version 1.3.3.0 async Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.x and 8.x (64-bit only) In-distro iavf driver or version 4.0.1
ESXi* 6.7 icen version 1.3.3.0 async SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 12.x, and 15.x (64-bit only) In-distro iavf driver or version 4.0.1
ESXi* 6.5 icen version 1.3.3.0 async Windows Server 2019* iavf68 version 1.11.14.1
ESXi* 6.5 icen version 1.3.3.0 async Windows Server 2016* iavf65 version 1.11.14.1
ESXi* 6.5 icen version 1.3.3.0 async Windows Server 2012 R2* iavf64 version 1.11.14.1
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Mike_Intel
Moderator
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Hello yue3zhang,


Thank you for the update. The reason why I am asking for the markings is for me to check and validate the card first if it is an Intel retail card or an OEM which they may have a different validation. However, for intel retail cards, kindly check the validated OS below, FReeBSD 11.x/12.x is on the list.


https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000025890/ethernet-products.html


If you have questions, please let us know. In case we do not hear from you, we will make a follow up after 3 workings days. Thank you.


Best regards,

Michael L.

Intel® Customer Support Technician


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Mike_Intel
Moderator
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Hello yue3zhang,


Thank you for posting in Intel Ethernet Communities. 


For us to further check the issue, please provide the following details.


  1. What is the complete model of your E810?
  2. Are you using an onboard E810 or a PCIe card?
  3. What is the specific Opensource OS that you are going to use with E810?


If you have questions, please let us know. In case we do not hear from you, we will make a follow up after 3 workings days. Thank you.


Best regards,

Michael L.

Intel® Customer Support Technician


yue3zhang
Employee
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Hi Michael,

 

Please refer below information, thanks!

  1. What is the complete model of your E810?  - Intel® Ethernet Network Adapter E810-CQDA2
  2. Are you using an onboard E810 or a PCIe card? - PCIe Card
  3. What is the specific Opensource OS that you are going to use with E810? - FreeBSD 12

Thanks for your help!

Regards,

Yue

Mike_Intel
Moderator
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Hello yue3zhang,


Thank you for the quick response. Since you are using a PCIe card, can you send photos of the card on both sides focusing on the markings for us to validate the card and check the supported OS.


If you have questions, please let us know. In case we do not hear from you, we will make a follow up after 3 workings days. Thank you.


Best regards,

Michael L.

Intel® Customer Support Technician


yue3zhang
Employee
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Hi Michael,

 

I don't have this card in hand right now. This is one question that my customer asked me. They are doing SDN software validation with E810 on VMware but not sure if we support FreeBSD as GuestOS.

 

Thanks,

Yue

Mike_Intel
Moderator
625 Views

Hello yue3zhang,


Thank you for the update. The reason why I am asking for the markings is for me to check and validate the card first if it is an Intel retail card or an OEM which they may have a different validation. However, for intel retail cards, kindly check the validated OS below, FReeBSD 11.x/12.x is on the list.


https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000025890/ethernet-products.html


If you have questions, please let us know. In case we do not hear from you, we will make a follow up after 3 workings days. Thank you.


Best regards,

Michael L.

Intel® Customer Support Technician


yue3zhang
Employee
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Thanks Michael, It should be retail card. The link is useful. Thanks for your help!

 

Best regards,

Yue

Mike_Intel
Moderator
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Hello yue3zhang,


Thank you so much for the update and I am glad that the link that I provided was able to help you. Since the link was able to answer your inquiry, I will close this thread now. If you need assistance again, please post a new question.


Thank you and stay safe.


Best regards,

Michael L.

Intel® Customer Support Technician


yue3zhang
Employee
597 Views

Sure, thanks for your kindly help!

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