Guest Operating System Support for SR-IOV in VMware vSphere* 6.5, 6.7, and 7.0

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10/03/2020

Intel provides virtual function (VF) drivers for use with VMware vSphere* certified physical function (PF) drivers, when used with Intel® Ethernet Converged Network Adapters X520, X540, X550, X710, XXV710, X722, XL710 and 800 Series.

The table below lists supported guest operating systems and to date published VF drivers for use with VMware vSphere* 6.5, 6.7, and 7.0 and respective update releases.

Intel® Ethernet Converged Network Adapters X520, X540, and X550 Series

Host OS PF Driver Driver Type Guest OS (GOS) GOS VF Driver
ESXi* 7.0 ixgben version 1.8.9.0 async Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.x*, 8.x* (64-bit)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12*, 15* (64-bit)
In-distro ixgbevf driver or version 4.6.3
ESXi* 7.0 ixgben version 1.8.9.0 async Windows Server 2019* vxn68x64 version 2.1.185.0
ESXi* 7.0 ixgben version 1.8.9.0 async Windows Server 2016* vxn65x64 version 2.1.186.0
ESXi* 7.0 ixgben version 1.8.9.0 async Windows Server 2012 R2* vxn64x64 version 1.2.199.0
ESXi* 6.7 ixgben version 1.8.7 async Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.x* (64-bit)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12* (64-bit)
In-distro ixgbevf driver or version 4.6.3
ESXi* 6.7 ixgben version 1.8.7 async Windows Server 2016* vxn65x64 version 2.0.210.0
ESXi* 6.7 ixgben version 1.8.7 async Windows Server 2012 R2* vxn64x64 version 1.0.16.1
ESXi* 6.7 ixgben version 1.8.7 async Windows Server 2012* vxn63x64 version 1.0.15.4
ESXi* 6.5 ixgben version 1.8.7 async Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.x* (64-bit)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12* (64-bit)
In-distro ixgbevf driver or version 4.6.3
ESXi* 6.5 ixgben version 1.8.7 async Windows Server 2016* vxn65x64 version 2.0.210.0
ESXi* 6.5 ixgben version 1.8.7 async Windows Server 2012 R2* vxn64x64 version 1.0.16.1
ESXi* 6.5 ixgben version 1.8.7 async Windows Server 2012* vxn63x64 version 1.0.15.4

Intel® Ethernet Converged Network Adapters X710, XXV710, XL710, and X722 Series

Host OS PF Driver Driver Type Guest OS (GOS) GOS VF Driver
ESXi* 7.0 i40en version 1.10.9.0 async Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.x, 7.x, and 8.x (64-bit only)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12* (64-bit)
In-distro iavf driver or version 3.7.61.20
ESXi* 7.0 i40en version 1.10.9.0 async Windows Server 2019* iavf68 version 1.7.119.0
ESXi* 7.0 i40en version 1.10.9.0 async Windows Server 2016* iavf65 version 1.7.119.0
ESXi* 7.0 i40en version 1.10.9.0 async Windows Server 2012 R2* iavf64 version 1.7.119.0
ESXi* 6.7 i40en version 1.10.9.0 async Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.x and 7.x* (64-bit only)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12* (64-bit)
In-distro iavf driver or version 3.7.61.20
ESXi* 6.7 i40en version 1.10.9.0 async Windows Server 2019* iavf68 version 1.7.117.0
ESXi* 6.7 i40en version 1.10.9.0 async Windows Server 2016* iavf65 version 1.7.117.0
ESXi* 6.7 i40en version 1.10.9.0 async Windows Server 2012 R2* iavf64 version 1.7.117.0
ESXi* 6.5 i40en version 1.10.6 async Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.x and 7.x (64-bit only)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12* (64-bit)
In-distro iavf driver or version 3.7.61.20
ESXi* 6.5 i40en version 1.10.6 async Windows Server 2019* iavf68 version 1.7.117.0
ESXi* 6.5 i40en version 1.10.6 async Windows Server 2016* iavf65 version 1.7.117.0
ESXi* 6.5 i40en version 1.10.6 async Windows Server 2012 R2* iavf64 version 1.7.117.0

Intel® Ethernet 800 Series

Host OS PF Driver Driver Type Guest OS (GOS) GOS VF Driver
ESXi* 7.0 icen version 1.3.3.0 async Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.x and 8.x (64-bit only) In-distro iavf driver or version 4.0.1
ESXi* 7.0 icen version 1.3.3.0 async SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 12.x, and 15.x (64-bit only) In-distro iavf driver or version 4.0.1
ESXi* 7.0 icen version 1.3.3.0 async Windows Server 2019* iavf68 version 1.11.14.1
ESXi* 7.0 icen version 1.3.3.0 async Windows Server 2016* iavf65 version 1.11.14.1
ESXi* 7.0 icen version 1.3.3.0 async Windows Server 2012 R2* iavf64 version 1.11.14.1
ESXi* 6.7 icen version 1.3.3.0 async Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.x and 8.x (64-bit only) In-distro iavf driver or version 4.0.1
ESXi* 6.7 icen version 1.3.3.0 async SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 12.x, and 15.x (64-bit only) In-distro iavf driver or version 4.0.1
ESXi* 6.7 icen version 1.3.3.0 async Windows Server 2019* iavf68 version 1.11.14.1
ESXi* 6.7 icen version 1.3.3.0 async Windows Server 2016* iavf65 version 1.11.14.1
ESXi* 6.7 icen version 1.3.3.0 async Windows Server 2012 R2* iavf64 version 1.11.14.1
ESXi* 6.5 icen version 1.3.3.0 async Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.x and 8.x (64-bit only) In-distro iavf driver or version 4.0.1
ESXi* 6.7 icen version 1.3.3.0 async SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 12.x, and 15.x (64-bit only) In-distro iavf driver or version 4.0.1
ESXi* 6.5 icen version 1.3.3.0 async Windows Server 2019* iavf68 version 1.11.14.1
ESXi* 6.5 icen version 1.3.3.0 async Windows Server 2016* iavf65 version 1.11.14.1
ESXi* 6.5 icen version 1.3.3.0 async Windows Server 2012 R2* iavf64 version 1.11.14.1

 

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