1. It may occur PSOD when installing Lenovo ESXi 6.7 U3 CI image (release in 12/17/2021) on ThinkSystem SN550/SN850/ST550 systems due to onboard network driver issue, it will be fixed by next Lenovo ESXi 6.7 U3 CI release. For more information, please refer to the TIP: https://datacentersupport.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/ht513386
2. The release (12/17/2021) of Lenovo ESXi 6.7 U3 CI image does not support vSAN with VMD enabled Intel NVMe devices
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vSphere 7.0 U3 GA, U3a and U3b removed due to quality issues by VMware.
VMware is determining when the updated vSphere 7.0 U3 will be available.
The VMware vSphere and vSAN Compatibility Guides will continue to show vSphere U3 listings and we will add information about the current vSphere 7.0 U3 situation.
VMware provides the details in kb86398.
If hot-add or hot remove an Intel NVMe drive on AMD system, ESXi will PSOD. This problem is caused by the intel-nvme-vmd driver packaged in the CI image and will be fixed by a future release of such driver.
To avoid PSOD when hot-plug Intel NVMe drives, following workaround should be applied before hot-add/hot-remove:
The first workaround(no need reboot):
Run the following command to disable intel-nvme-vmd module:
# esxcli system module set --enabled=false --module=intel-nvme-vmd
The second workaround(need reboot):
Run the following command to remove the intel-nvme-vmd from ESXi:
# esxcli software vib remove -n intel-nvme-vmd
Message: The update completed successfully, but the system needs to be rebooted for the changes to be effective.
Reboot Required: true
VIBs Removed: INT_bootbank_intel-nvme-vmd_126.96.36.1995-1OEM.700.1.0.15843807
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