Install the Adapter Driver on the ESXi Host

Enhanced PTP User Guide (UG1602)

Document ID
UG1602
Release Date
2022-10-18
Revision
1.0 English

The network adapter driver must be installed on the ESXi host. Version numbers are different between legacy and native driver VIBs.

Install the VIB through the Host CLI

esxcli software vib install -v <absolute PATH to the .vib>

Installation Result
   Message: The update completed successfully, but the system needs to be rebooted for the changes to be effective.
   Reboot Required: true
   VIBs Installed: SFC_bootbank_4.10.10.1001-1OEM.550.0.0.1331820
   VIBs Removed:
   VIBs Skipped:

Identify Installed/Loaded Driver Module

esxcli system module get -m=[sfc|sfvmk]

   Module: sfc
   Module File: /usr/lib/vmware/vmkmod/sfc
   License: GPL
   Version: Version 4.10.10.1001, Build: 1331820, Interface: 9.2 Built on: Jun 13 2018
   Build Type:
   Provided Namespaces:
   Required Namespaces: com.vmware.driverAPI@9.2.2.0, com.vmware.vmkapi@v2_2_0_0
   Containing VIB: net-sfc
   VIB Acceptance Level: certified

Set Driver Module Parameters

Must be set for the required number of VFs the driver is to support:

esxcli system module parameters set -m [sfc|sfvmk] -p max_vfs=N

A maximum 63 VFs are supported per PF.

View Driver Module Parameters

esxcli system module parameters list -m [sfc|sfvmk]