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Configuring PVRDMA in VMware vSphere 6.5

Planning / Implementation

17 Nov 2017
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Paravirtual RDMA (PVRDMA) is a new PCIe virtual NIC which supports standard RDMA API and is offered to a VM on vSphere 6.5. This paper describes how to enable PVRDMA in VMware vSphere 6.5 via vCenter on Lenovo ThinkSystem servers.

This paper is suitable for people who are familiar with vSphere and vCenter and who knows how to use esxi command in ESXi environment. It is expected that the reader will have some knowledge of PVRDMA and its application.

Table of Contents

Hardware configurations
UEFI settings
Check host configurations
vSphere Distributed Switch
Configure an ESXi Host for PVRDMA
Configure Guest OS for PVRDMA
Further information

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Change History

Changes in the November 17 update:

  • Grammar and readability corrections

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