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DL20 Gen9 don't have SR-IOV enable switch in the bios(RBSU)

 
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DL20 Gen9 don't have SR-IOV enable switch in the bios(RBSU)

I try some home lab with HPE DL20 Gen9 and X520 SFP+ dual port network, it was support SR-IOV, DL20 install Esxi 6.7 . But when I try enable SR-IOV X520 SFP+ in ESXI, after esxi request reboot to set it , the card still show need reboot to enable SR-IOV in esxi gui.

I check the HPE website , it say was a function switch for SR-IOV for Gen9 ,but I only see two option in my DL20 , no SR-IOV as the document say .  I already update the bios FW to U22 v2.84 .

https://techlibrary.hpe.com/docs/iss/proliant_uefi/UEFI_Gen9_121417/s_Virtualization_options.html

esxi already set to SR-IOV,but no virual network adapter

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my dl20 gen9 bios option

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Re: DL20 Gen9 don't have SR-IOV enable switch in the bios(RBSU)

Hello 

I would request you use the supported NIC card, please follow the below DL20 Gen9 quickspace for more clarification.

HPE ProLiant DL20 Gen9 Server (page-25-26)

https://h20195.www2.hpe.com/v2/getdocument.aspx?docname=c04834947

HPE Networking 1 Gigabit Ethernet adapters
HPE Ethernet 1Gb 4-port 331T Adapter

HPE Ethernet 1Gb 4-port 366T Adapter

1 Gigabit Ethernet adapters
HPE Ethernet 1Gb 2-port 332T Adapter

HPE Ethernet 1Gb 2-port 361T Adapter 
10 Gigabit Ethernet adapters
HPE Ethernet 10Gb 2-port 530SFP Adapter
HPE Ethernet 10Gb 2-port 530T Adapter
HPE Ethernet 10Gb 2-port 546SFP+ Adapter 
HPE Ethernet 10Gb 2-port 560SFP+ Adapter
HPE Ethernet 10Gb 2-port 561T Adapter

HPE Ethernet 10Gb 2-port 530T Adapter

https://www02.cp-static.com/objects/pdf/d/d41/1348837857_1_netwerkkaarten-adapters-hewlett-packard-enterprise-hp-ethernet-10gb-2-port-530t-adapter-656596-b21.pdf

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Re: DL20 Gen9 don't have SR-IOV enable switch in the bios(RBSU)

The network adapter I use was same chipset as 560SFP+, and it could enable SR-IOR in other HP Z24o workstation with ESXI 6.7.

The point is DL20 G9 RBSU(BIOS) block the SR-IOV function with this card.   not the card itself.

I doubt it could enable the SR-IOV option when I spend other 100 dollar to get a 560SFP+ card with DL20?

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Re: DL20 Gen9 don't have SR-IOV enable switch in the bios(RBSU)

Hello,

I would request you follow DL20 Gen9 supported network card because of that recommended network card tested with this server DL20 Gen9.

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Re: DL20 Gen9 don't have SR-IOV enable switch in the bios(RBSU)

I could confirm is was a bios function limit or bug from DL20 Gen9 . 

I get other ML110 Gen9 server ,and update it to least version bios,  without insert any pci-e NIC card,  it still show SR-IOV SW option in BIOS ,same as the documents say.  but in DL20 Gen9 doesn't show it in same place.

Too bad that DL20 G9 doesn't support SR-IOV,  it was a good unit for small VM platform and two BCM NIC will be not enough. Add one 10G NIC with SR-IOV vitual NIC was helpful for network performance in it, I don't want to use the Esxi vitual switch function.

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