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Intel NIC adapters are not detected after upgrading from ESXi 6.7 to 7.0.3L

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Applies to

  • NetApp HCI
  • HCI Compute Node H410C
  • Intel Network interface Card (NIC)

Issue

  • After upgrading H410C from ESXi6.7 to 7.0 update 3L, the 2 x 10G Intel NIC adpters(vmnic2 & vmnic3) are not detected. Can see the Mellanox NICs.

[root@HCI-compute1:/tmp] esxcfg-nics -l
Name     PCI        Driver    Link  Speed   Duplex MAC Address      MTU Description
vmnic0 0000:3b:00.1 nmlx5_core Up 25000Mbps Full xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx 1500 Mellanox Technologies MT27710 Family [ConnectX-4 Lx]
vmnic1 0000:19:00.1 nmlx5_core Up 25000Mbps Full xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx 9000 Mellanox Technologies MT27710 Family [ConnectX-4 Lx]
vmnic4 0000:19:00.0 nmlx5_core Up 25000Mbps Full xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx 9000 Mellanox Technologies MT27710 Family [ConnectX-4 Lx]
vmnic5 0000:3b:00.0 nmlx5_core Up 25000Mbps Full xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx 9000 Mellanox Technologies MT27710 Family [ConnectX-4 Lx]

  • The orginal driver of the Intel NIC prior to upgrade is non-native OEM ixgbe.

Driver: ixgbe
FirmwareVersion: 0x80000aee, 1.1876.0 
Version: 4.5.1-iov

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