|VMware HCL for I/O devices|
The best identification of I/O device is VID (Vendor ID), DID (Device ID), SVID (Sub-Vendor ID), SSID (Sub-Device ID). VID, DID, SVID and SSID can be simply entered into VMware HCL and you will find if it is supported and what capabilities have been tested. You can also find supported firmware and driver.
The get these identifiers you have to log in to ESXi via SSH and use command "vmkchdev -l". This command shows VID:DID SVID:SSID for PCI devices and you can use grep to filter just VMware NICs (aka vmnic)
vmkchdev -l | grep vmnicYou should get similar output
[dpasek@esx01:~] vmkchdev -l | grep vmnic
So, in case of vmknic4 there is
· VID:DID SVID:SSID
· 14e4:168e 103c:339d
The same applies to HBAs and disk controllers. For HBA and local disk controllers use
vmkchdev -l | grep vmhbaThis is the output from my Intel NUC at my home lab
vmhba0 is local disk controller
vmhba32 is USB storage controller
vmnic0 is network interface
Hope this helps.