3 Replies Latest reply on Jun 23, 2017 2:34 AM by Intel Corporation

    Getting just 1 Gbps of throughput in ESXi 6.5 (BETA) enviornment with Intel Ethernet Converged Network Adapter XL710-QDA2

    Prashant_chauhan

      Facing one weird issue on the Intel setup (We have 2 machines having Intel card -both side we have Intel xl710 having 40G speed).We are seeing just 1 Gbps of throughput with netperf,iperf etc using ESXi 6.5

       

      Setup has ESXi 6.5 (latest VMware Tools install with adapter VMXNET3) on both DUT/Partner each having a VM on which we ran Netperf/iPerf.

       

      We have updated latest driver and firmware on Intel.

      Additionally we have tried throughput in loopback mode with both Intel interfaces on same machine connected (below) just to make sure that its an Intel adapter issue on a particular machine but it doesn't seem to be the case

       

       

      VM1---vSwitch1--Intel-1

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      VM2---vSwitch2--Intel-1

       

       

      Intel Driver used: i40e-2.0.6-2494585-5301661

      @ https://my.vmware.com/group/vmware/details?downloadGroup=DT-ESXI60-INTEL-I40E-206&productId=638&download=true&fileId=b21…

      esxcli software vib install -d /tmp/i40e-2.0.6-2494585-offline_bundle-5301661.zip

      FW: 5.04

       

      Driver and FW are compatible as per the compatibility list @ VMware Compatibility Guide - I/O Device Search