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How to match H series compute node firmware to the VMware Hardware Compatibility List

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Applies to

  • H series compute nodes
    • H300E
    • H500E
    • H700E
    • H410C
    • H610C
    • H615C
  • NetApp HCI

Description

As there are several vendor products within a NetApp H series compute node, determining the VMware compatibility of a particular component can be ambiguous.

For instance, on an H410C node (manufactured by SuperMicro), the VMware Hardware Compatibility List (HCL) includes entries for the internal Mellanox storage NICs under both the chassis vendor (SuperMicro) and Mellanox itself.

Given the above, how do you know which is the latest supported Mellanox NIC firmware for the NetApp H series compute nodes? The answer: obtain the specific vendor id's (VID, DID, SVID, SSID) from the ActiveIQ API output and plug those into the HCL in order to obtain the most precise answer.

 

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