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X710 i40en 8-port total Limit

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We have a Dell EMC R740xd-12 with 6 X710da2 cards (12 ports) and it appears with the i40en (i40e) driver that there is an 8 port limit on ESXi. Is there any way to work around this? Is this limitation exist in the Windows (Hyper-V) driver as well?

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idata
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Hi Rick,

 

 

Thank you for posting in Wired Ethernet Community.

 

 

Based on Microsoft website, there's no limit imposed by Hyper-V host for physical network adapter. Kindly refer to this https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/virtualization/hyper-v/plan/plan-hyper-v-scalability-in-windows-server link for details.

 

 

Please be informed Intel has no control over the content on 3rd party websites.

 

 

Hope this helps.

 

 

Regards,

 

 

Vince T.

 

Intel Customer Support

 

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Hi Rick,

 

 

Please let us know if you have other assistance needed from Wired Ethernet Community.

 

 

Regards,

 

 

Vince T.

 

Intel Customer Support

 

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idata
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Hi Rick,

After further checking, there's currently no workaround for the i40en driver limit.

Regards,

Vince T.

 

Intel Customer Support
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