[Lustre-discuss] InfiniBand networking in VMware vSphere

Vsevolod Nikonorov v.nikonorov at nikiet.ru
Fri Jul 5 04:19:01 PDT 2013

Hello everybody, I am wondering now are there any ways to use InfiniBand network adapters in vSphere-based virtual machine so that I could build a virtual cluster using lustre as a shared storage? As far as I know, the only way of using InfiniBand into virtual machine requires enabling passthrough on ESXi host for InfiniBand network adapter, which automatically denies features like vMotion, which is one of the main reasons to think about virtual cluster for HPC.

Sorry for some offtopic, and thanks in advance!

Всеволод Никоноров,

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