[Lustre-discuss] InfiniBand networking in VMware vSphere

Philippe Weill philippe.Weill at latmos.ipsl.fr
Fri Jul 5 05:24:22 PDT 2013

Le 05/07/2013 13:19, Vsevolod Nikonorov a écrit :
> 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!

we use IB on esxi5 host with mellanox driver
but in VM only vmxnet3 (10G)
we just have lustre client VM mounting the lustre filesystem over tcp
  Weill Philippe -  Administrateur Systeme et Reseaux

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