Lenovo Data Center Group
VMware ESXi Recipe

Server Family (Machine Type): ThinkSystem SN850 (7X15)

Server Product Guide

Processor Family: Intel Xeon Gold 6100/5100, Silver 4100, Bronze 3100, Platinum 8100 (Skylake-SP) Series
Targeted Operating System: VMware ESXi 8.0
Known Server Limitations/Issues and Solutions
VMware Recipe Creation Date: June 10, 2023


Lenovo VUM Repository and Custom Image
Lenovo directly provides customers bundles and images of device drivers and utilities packaged to effectively interact with VMware‘ssystem management tools. These management tools include: VMware Update Manager (VUM), esxcli or Power CLI.
 
Lenovo customized image:


Not available

VMware Knowledge Database article on creating a local VUM Repo (useful to update servers without direct (or high speed connection to internet))


VMware Compatibility Guide Compliance
Lenovo and our partners certify servers and devices comply with VMware‘s compatibility requirements.In most cases, certified configurations require installation of drivers and firmware as a match pair. The tables below provide downloadlinks to obtain drivers and firmware as well as links to VMware‘s Compatibility Guide. Download links also provide access to driver/firmwarerelease and change histroy information

ThinkSystem SN850 Server VMware Compatibility Cerification:


CPU Series: Intel Xeon Platinum 8100 (Skylake-SP) Series


CPU Series: Intel Xeon Gold 6100/5100, Silver 4100, Bronze 3100 (Skylake-SP) Series


Reference Materials
Firmware Update Reference: Lenovo Firmware and Driver Update Best Practices
UEFI settings for virtualization: Optimal Hypervisor Performance Lenovo Server Settings


Inventory of Updates
Core System Firmware
XClarity Provisioning ManagerLenovo Firmware Package Version
Lenovo XClarity Provisioning Managerpdl144d-2.09
System BIOS/UEFILenovo Firmware Package Version
Lenovo System UEFI/BIOS Firmware - Lenovo Support Uive182h-4.10
XClarity ControllerLenovo Firmware Package Version
Lenovo XClarity Controllertei3d8o-6.00


Index of supported devices
Lenovo Part NumberLenovo Feature CodeLenovo Marketing Name
Broadcom Emulex CNA
01CV780AU7XFlex System CN4052S 2-port 10Gb Virtual Fabric Adapter Advanced
00AG540ATBTFlex System CN4052S 2-port 10Gb Virtual Fabric Adapter
01CV780AU7XFlex System CN4052S 2port10Gb VirtualFabricAdapter w/FCoE
01CV790AU7YFlex System CN4054S 4-port 10Gb Virtual Fabric Adapter Advanced
00AG590ATBSFlex System CN4054S 4-port 10Gb Virtual Fabric Adapter
01CV790AU7YFlex System CN4054S 4port10Gb VirtualFabricAdapter w/FCoE
Intel Networking
ThinkSystem SN850 LOM
Lenovo Storage Devices
7Y37A01093AUZXThinkSystem M.2 with Mirroring Enablement Kit
7M17A03932AVECThinkSystem RAID 530-4i Flex Adapter
7M17A03933AVEDThinkSystem RAID 930-4i 2GB Flash Flex Adapter
Lenovo Storage Media
All Supported NVMe Drives
All Supported SAS Drives
All Supported SATA Drives
All Supported Solid State Drives
Marvell Qlogic
7XC7A05843B2VTThinkSystem QLogic QL45212 Flex 50Gb 2-port Ethernet Adapter
7XC7A05844B2VUThinkSystem QLogic QL45214 Flex 25Gb 4-port Ethernet Adapter
7XC7A05845B2VVThinkSystem QLogic QL45262 Flex 50Gb 2-port Ethernet Adapter with iSCSI/FCoE
7ZT7A00520AVCVThinkSystem QLogic QML2692 Mezz 16Gb 2-Port Fibre Channel Adapter
Mellanox
4XC7A08315ThinkSystem Mellanox ConnectX-4 Lx 25Gb 2-port Mezz Adapter


Flex System CN4052S 2-port 10Gb Virtual Fabric Adapter Advanced
Lenovo
Part Number: 01CV780
Lenovo Feature Code: AU7X
FirmwareRequired Firmware Description - Download Page Link (lenovo.com)Lenovo Firmware
Package Version
Device Firmware Version
Emulex OCe14xxx UCNA Firmware Update for Linux - 12.0.1317.7 - Release oc.14-12.0.1317.7-912.0.1317.7
DriversAll Device Drivers are included with VMware ESXi 8.0 image
Device Function
(VMware HCL link)
PCIeDriver NameDriver Version
VIDDIDSVIDSSID
Networking0x14E40x16D70x17AA0x4105bnxtnet
Non compliant
225.0.131.0

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Flex System CN4052S 2-port 10Gb Virtual Fabric Adapter
Lenovo
Part Number: 00AG540
Lenovo Feature Code: ATBT
FirmwareRequired Firmware Description - Download Page Link (lenovo.com)Lenovo Firmware
Package Version
Device Firmware Version
Emulex OCe14xxx UCNA Firmware Update for Linux - 12.0.1317.7 - Release oc.14-12.0.1317.7-912.0.1317.7
DriversAll Device Drivers are included with VMware ESXi 8.0 image
Device Function
(VMware HCL link)
PCIeDriver NameDriver Version
VIDDIDSVIDSSID
Networking0x80860x159B0x80860x4015icen1.9.8.0

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Flex System CN4052S 2port10Gb VirtualFabricAdapter w/FCoE
Lenovo
Part Number: 01CV780
Lenovo Feature Code: AU7X
FirmwareRequired Firmware Description - Download Page Link (lenovo.com)Lenovo Firmware
Package Version
Device Firmware Version
Emulex OCe14xxx UCNA Firmware Update for Linux - 12.0.1317.7 - Release oc.14-12.0.1317.7-912.0.1317.7
DriversAll Device Drivers are included with VMware ESXi 8.0 image
Device Function
(VMware HCL link)
PCIeDriver NameDriver Version
VIDDIDSVIDSSID
Networking0x14E40x16140x17AA0x4047bnxtnet
Non compliant
225.0.131.0

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Flex System CN4054S 4-port 10Gb Virtual Fabric Adapter Advanced
Lenovo
Part Number: 01CV790
Lenovo Feature Code: AU7Y
FirmwareRequired Firmware Description - Download Page Link (lenovo.com)Lenovo Firmware
Package Version
Device Firmware Version
Emulex OCe14xxx UCNA Firmware Update for Linux - 12.0.1317.7 - Release oc.14-12.0.1317.7-912.0.1317.7
DriversAll Device Drivers are included with VMware ESXi 8.0 image
Device Function
(VMware HCL link)
PCIeDriver NameDriver Version
VIDDIDSVIDSSID
Networking0x14E40x16140x17AA0x4047bnxtnet
Non compliant
225.0.131.0

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Flex System CN4054S 4-port 10Gb Virtual Fabric Adapter
Lenovo
Part Number: 00AG590
Lenovo Feature Code: ATBS
FirmwareRequired Firmware Description - Download Page Link (lenovo.com)Lenovo Firmware
Package Version
Device Firmware Version
Emulex OCe14xxx UCNA Firmware Update for Linux - 12.0.1317.7 - Release oc.14-12.0.1317.7-912.0.1317.7
DriversAll Device Drivers are included with VMware ESXi 8.0 image
Device Function
(VMware HCL link)
PCIeDriver NameDriver Version
VIDDIDSVIDSSID
Networking0x14E40x16140x17AA0x4047bnxtnet
Non compliant
225.0.131.0

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Flex System CN4054S 4port10Gb VirtualFabricAdapter w/FCoE
Lenovo
Part Number: 01CV790
Lenovo Feature Code: AU7Y
FirmwareRequired Firmware Description - Download Page Link (lenovo.com)Lenovo Firmware
Package Version
Device Firmware Version
Emulex OCe14xxx UCNA Firmware Update for Linux - 12.0.1317.7 - Release oc.14-12.0.1317.7-912.0.1317.7
DriversAll Device Drivers are included with VMware ESXi 8.0 image
Device Function
(VMware HCL link)
PCIeDriver NameDriver Version
VIDDIDSVIDSSID
Networking0x14E40x16140x17AA0x4047bnxtnet
Non compliant
225.0.131.0

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ThinkSystem SN850 LOM
Lenovo
Part Number:
Lenovo Feature Code: Miss
FirmwareRequired Firmware Description - Download Page Link (lenovo.com)Lenovo Firmware
Package Version
Device Firmware Version
Intel Networking Adapter/Device Linux Firmware - Lenovo Support Unet-9.0-6.0-1.3266.0-66.0
DriversAll Device Drivers are included with VMware ESXi 8.0 image
Device Function
(VMware HCL link)
PCIeDriver NameDriver Version
VIDDIDSVIDSSID
Networking0x80860x37CE0x17AA0x4023i40en2.3.4.0

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ThinkSystem M.2 with Mirroring Enablement Kit
Lenovo
Part Number: 7Y37A01093
Lenovo Feature Code: AUZX
FirmwareRequired Firmware Description - Download Page Link (lenovo.com)Lenovo Firmware
Package Version
Device Firmware Version
Lenovo ThinkSystem M.2 with Mirroring Enablement Kitsata-2.3.10.1103-02.3.10.1212
DriversAll Device Drivers are included with VMware ESXi 8.0 image
Device Function
(VMware HCL link)
PCIeDriver NameDriver Version
VIDDIDSVIDSSID
bootstore-sata0x1B4B0x92300x1D490x0300vmw_ahci
vib in install distro
2.0.14-1vmw

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ThinkSystem RAID 530-4i Flex Adapter
Lenovo
Part Number: 7M17A03932
Lenovo Feature Code: AVEC
FirmwareRequired Firmware Description - Download Page Link (lenovo.com)Lenovo Firmware
Package Version
Device Firmware Version
Lenovo RAID Adapter Linux Firmware - Lenovo Support Umr3.5.530-51.22.0-4634-251.22.0-4634
DriversAll Device Drivers are included with VMware ESXi 8.0 image
Device Function
(VMware HCL link)
PCIeDriver NameDriver Version
VIDDIDSVIDSSID
SAS/SATA-RAID0x10000x001C0x1D490x0501lsiprovider
Required Support vib
vib in install distro
7.722.02.00-1vmw
lsi-mr3
vib in install distro
7.722.02.00-1vmw

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ThinkSystem RAID 930-4i 2GB Flash Flex Adapter
Lenovo
Part Number: 7M17A03933
Lenovo Feature Code: AVED
FirmwareRequired Firmware Description - Download Page Link (lenovo.com)Lenovo Firmware
Package Version
Device Firmware Version
Lenovo RAID Adapter Linux Firmware - Lenovo Support Umr3.5.930-51.22.0-4634-251.22.0-4634
DriversAll Device Drivers are included with VMware ESXi 8.0 image
Device Function
(VMware HCL link)
PCIeDriver NameDriver Version
VIDDIDSVIDSSID
SAS/SATA-RAID0x10000x001B0x1D490x0605lsiprovider
Required Support vib
vib in install distro
7.722.02.00-1vmw
lsi-mr3
vib in install distro
7.722.02.00-1vmw

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All Supported NVMe Drives
FirmwareRequired Firmware Description - Download Page Link (lenovo.com)Lenovo Firmware Package Version
No DS number availableall-1.50.04-0


All Supported SAS Drives
FirmwareRequired Firmware Description - Download Page Link (lenovo.com)Lenovo Firmware Package Version
No DS number availableall-1.50.04-0


All Supported SATA Drives
FirmwareRequired Firmware Description - Download Page Link (lenovo.com)Lenovo Firmware Package Version
No DS number availableall-1.50.04-0


All Supported Solid State Drives
FirmwareRequired Firmware Description - Download Page Link (lenovo.com)Lenovo Firmware Package Version
No DS number availableall-1.50.04-0


ThinkSystem QLogic QL45212 Flex 50Gb 2-port Ethernet Adapter
Lenovo
Part Number: 7XC7A05843
Lenovo Feature Code: B2VT
FirmwareRequired Firmware Description - Download Page Link (lenovo.com)Lenovo Firmware
Package Version
Device Firmware Version
QLogic FastLinQ Ethernet Adapter Firmware Update for Linuxfl.bb-8.55.17-18.55.17
DriversAll Device Drivers are included with VMware ESXi 8.0 image
Device Function
(VMware HCL link)
PCIeDriver NameDriver Version
VIDDIDSVIDSSID
Networking0x10770x16560x10770x0032qedrntv
Required Support vib
vib in install distro
No HCL entry
qedentv
Non compliant
vib in install distro
No HCL entry
Network (SRIOV)0x10770x16640x10770x0032qedrntv
Required Support vib
vib in install distro
No HCL entry
qedentv
Non compliant
vib in install distro
No HCL entry

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ThinkSystem QLogic QL45214 Flex 25Gb 4-port Ethernet Adapter
Lenovo
Part Number: 7XC7A05844
Lenovo Feature Code: B2VU
FirmwareRequired Firmware Description - Download Page Link (lenovo.com)Lenovo Firmware
Package Version
Device Firmware Version
QLogic FastLinQ Ethernet Adapter Firmware Update for Linuxfl.bb-8.55.17-18.55.17
DriversAll Device Drivers are included with VMware ESXi 8.0 image
Device Function
(VMware HCL link)
PCIeDriver NameDriver Version
VIDDIDSVIDSSID
Networking0x10770x16560x10770x0033qedrntv
Required Support vib
vib in install distro
No HCL entry
qedentv
Non compliant
vib in install distro
No HCL entry
Network (SRIOV)0x10770x16640x10770x0033qedrntv
Required Support vib
vib in install distro
No HCL entry
qedentv
Non compliant
vib in install distro
No HCL entry

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ThinkSystem QLogic QL45262 Flex 50Gb 2-port Ethernet Adapter with iSCSI/FCoE
Lenovo
Part Number: 7XC7A05845
Lenovo Feature Code: B2VV
FirmwareRequired Firmware Description - Download Page Link (lenovo.com)Lenovo Firmware
Package Version
Device Firmware Version
QLogic FastLinQ Ethernet Adapter Firmware Update for Linuxfl.bb-8.55.17-18.55.17
DriversAll Device Drivers are included with VMware ESXi 8.0 image
Device Function
(VMware HCL link)
PCIeDriver NameDriver Version
VIDDIDSVIDSSID
FCoE CNAs0x10770x165C0x10770x0034qedf
Non compliant
vib in install distro
No HCL entry
qedentv
Required Support vib
vib in install distro
No HCL entry
iSCSI0x10770x165E0x10770x0034qedentv
Required Support vib
vib in install distro
No HCL entry
qedi
Non compliant
vib in install distro
No HCL entry
Networking0x10770x16540x10770x0034qedentv
Non compliant
vib in install distro
No HCL entry
Network (SRIOV)0x10770x16640x10770x0034qedentv
Non compliant
vib in install distro
No HCL entry

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ThinkSystem QLogic QML2692 Mezz 16Gb 2-Port Fibre Channel Adapter
Lenovo
Part Number: 7ZT7A00520
Lenovo Feature Code: AVCV
FirmwareRequired Firmware Description - Download Page Link (lenovo.com)Lenovo Firmware
Package Version
Device Firmware Version
Marvell Qlogic Fibre Channel Adapter Linux Firmware - Lenovo Support Uqla-2690.2700-1.94.10-0Query Error
DriversAll Device Drivers are included with VMware ESXi 8.0 image
Device Function
(VMware HCL link)
PCIeDriver NameDriver Version
VIDDIDSVIDSSID
Fibre Channel0x10770x22610x10770x02B4qlnativefc
Non compliant
5.4.80.0

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ThinkSystem Mellanox ConnectX-4 Lx 25Gb 2-port Mezz Adapter
Lenovo
Part Number: 4XC7A08315
Lenovo Feature Code: Miss
FirmwareRequired Firmware Description - Download Page Link (lenovo.com)Lenovo Firmware
Package Version
Device Firmware Version
Mellanox Firmwarecx-5.7-1.0.2.0-814.32.1010
DriversAll Device Drivers are included with VMware ESXi 8.0 image
Device Function
(VMware HCL link)
PCIeDriver NameDriver Version
VIDDIDSVIDSSID
Networking0x15B30x10150x15B30x0088nmlx5-core
vib in install distro
4.23.0.36-8vmw
nmlx5-rdma
Required Support vib
vib in install distro
4.23.0.36-8vmw

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