[Open-FCoE] VMware Esx guest os's support FCoE initiator and target installation or not.

Joe Eykholt jeykholt at cisco.com
Thu Apr 23 18:02:33 UTC 2009


Love, Robert W wrote:
> muthu kumar wrote:
>> Hi All
>>
>> I have VMWare ESX  server with two guest os .
>>
>> one guest os for initiator and anothe one for target .
>>
>> My question is VMware Esx guest os's support FCoE initiator and target
>> installation or not.
> 
> I believe it should work, but I've never tried so I can't
> say for sure. There might be DCB issues, but it looks like you're
> doing point-to-point without DCB.
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It should work without DCB, but you may run into pause check issues.
I don't think I've tried it, either.

The old target code checked that link pause was enabled in both directions.
That check should be easy to defeat though.  If the virtual e1000
supports it, you may be able to just turn on pause with ethtool.
Otherwise you may have to make minor code changes.

	Joe




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