VMware

VMware ESXi drivers for Solarflare server adapters are available for download below. Please note the following:

  • Native VMKernel ESX drivers support SFN8000 and X2000 series adapters.
  • Legacy VMKLinux ESX drivers support SFN5000, SFN6000, SFN7000 and SFN8000 series adapters.

Native VMware driver (VMKernel) packages

This section contains the packages for Native VMware driver (VMKernel).

This is IOVP certified production quality driver using the VMKernel driver framework.
Solarflare recommends this driver for all X2 (X2522) and X1 (SFN8xxx) deployments (except SFN8xxx use-cases requiring SR-IOV).

This driver can also be downloaded directly from the VMware Compatibility Guide here.

Native VMware driver (sfvmk) - SFN8000 and X2000 SeriesPart, Date
1.0.0.1002
[Version 2]
SF-118824-LS
15 May 2018
1.0.0.1002
[Version 2]
SF-118825-LS
15 May 2018

The following utilities, which are compatible with the VMKernel driver, provide the means to remotely update and configure a Solarflare Adapter.

Management UtilitiesPart, Date
2.1.0.5
[Version 1]
SF-120055-LS
15 May 2018
1.1.0.0
[Version 1]
SF-120054-LS
15 May 2018
1.1.0.1000
[Version 1]
SF-120056-LS
15 May 2018
DocumentationPart, Date
[Version 21]
SF-103837-CD
11 May 2018

Legacy VMKLinux driver packages

This section contains the packages for Legacy VMware driver.

These are IOVP certified production quality drivers using the VMLinux driver framework.
Solarflare recommends these drivers for all SF5xxx, SFN6xxx, SFN7xxx adapters deployments and SFN8xxx adapter deployments requiring SR-IOV.

VMware certified drivers (sfc) - SFN5000, SFN6000, SFN7000, SFN8000 SeriesPart, Date
4.10.8.1000
[Version 9]
SF-111981-LS
05 February 2018
4.10.8.1000
[Version 9]
SF-111982-LS
15 February 2018
4.1.0.6734A
[Version 11]
SF-108097-LS
18 November 2014
4.1.0.6734A
[Version 10]
SF-108102-LS
18 November 2014
3.0.8.2230
[Version 4]
SF-104755-LS
09 March 2011

The following CIM Provider and CIM-capable utilities, which are compatible with the VMKLinux driver, provide the means to remotely update and configure a Solarflare Adapter.

Utilities and Firmware for CIMPart, Date
[Version 3]
SF-115711-LS
20 January 2016
[Version 5]
SF-115714-LS
22 January 2016
DocumentationPart, Date
[Version 20]
SF-103837-CD
28 September 2017
SR-IOVPart, Date
 
[Version 1]
SF-115680-AN
23 December 2015