Lenovo Data Center Group
VMware ESXi Recipe

Server Family (Machine Type): ThinkSystem SR158 (7Y55)

Server Product Guide

Processor Family: Intel Xeon E-2100 Series CPU
Targeted Operating System: VMware ESXi 7.0
Known Server Limitations/Issues and Solutions
VMware Recipe Creation Date: April 13, 2021


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 VUM bundle:


https://vmware.lenovo.com/content/2020_08/esxi_700_custom_vibs/index.xml (provide this URL as a VUM download source)
Lenovo customized image:


https://vmware.lenovo.com/content/2020_08/Lenovo_Custom_ISO/7.0 (Download page)

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 SR158 Server VMware Compatibility Cerification:


CPU Series: Intel Xeon E-2100 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 Managerpdl132e-2.03
System BIOS/UEFILenovo Firmware Package Version
SR250/SR150/ST250 UEFI Firmwareise122b-2.40
XClarity ControllerLenovo Firmware Package Version
Lenovo XClarity Controllertei3b2p-4.40


Index of supported devices
Lenovo Part NumberLenovo Feature CodeLenovo Marketing Name
Broadcom Emulex CNA
00AG580AT7TEmulex VFA5.2 2x10 GbE SFP+ Adapter and FCoE/iSCSI SW
00AG570AT7SEmulex VFA5.2 2x10 GbE SFP+ PCIe Adapter
Broadcom NX
SR150/SR250/ST150 LOM
7ZT7A00482 AUZVThinkSystem Broadcom NetXtreme PCIe 1Gb 2-Port RJ45 Ethernet Adapter
7ZT7A00484 AUKNThinkSystem Broadcom NetXtreme PCIe 1Gb 4-Port RJ45 Ethernet Adapter
7ZT7A00496 AUKQThinkSystem Broadcom NX-E PCIe 10Gb 2-Port Base-T Ethernet Adapter
Intel Networking
00MM850ATRYIntel X550-T1 Single Port 10GBase-T Adapter
00MM860ATPXIntel X550-T2 Dual Port 10GBase-T Adapter
7ZT7A00537AUKXIntel X710-DA2 2x10GbE SFP+ Adapter
7XC7A05525B0YLIntel X710-DA4 PCIe 4x10Gb SFP+ Adapter
7XC7A05927B0X1Intel X710-T4 PCIe 4x10Gb RJ45 Adapter
7ZT7A00533AUZZThinkSystem Intel I350-F1 PCIe 1Gb 1-Port SFP Ethernet Adapter
7ZT7A00534AUZYThinkSystem Intel I350-T2 PCIe 1Gb 2-Port RJ45 Ethernet Adapter
7ZT7A00535AUZWThinkSystem Intel I350-T4 PCIe 1Gb 4-Port RJ45 Ethernet Adapter
Lenovo Storage Devices
7Y37A01090AUNRThinkSystem 430-8e SAS/SATA 12Gb HBA
7Y37A01082AUNGThinkSystem RAID 530-8i PCIe 12Gb Adapter
7Y37A01083AUNHThinkSystem RAID 730-8i 1GB Cache PCIe 12Gb Adapter
4Y37A09722B4RQThinkSystem RAID 730-8i 2GB Flash PCIe 12Gb Adapter
7Y37A01084AUNJThinkSystem RAID 930-8i 2GB Flash PCIe 12Gb Adapter
Lenovo Storage Media
All Supported NVMe Drives
All Supported SAS Drives
All Supported SATA Drives
All Supported Solid State Drives
Marvell Qlogic
4XC7A08225B31GThinkSystem QLogic QL41134 PCIe 10Gb 4-Port Base-T Ethernet Adapter
4XC7A08228B21RThinkSystem QLogic QL41262 PCIe 25Gb 2-Port SFP28 Ethernet Adapter


Emulex VFA5.2 2x10 GbE SFP+ Adapter and FCoE/iSCSI SW
Lenovo
Part Number: 00AG580
Lenovo Feature Code: AT7T
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 7.0 image
Device Function
(VMware HCL link)
PCIeDriver NameDriver Version
VIDDIDSVIDSSID
FCoE CNAs0x10DF0x07240x10DF0xE81Ebrcmfcoe
vib in install distro
12.0.1500.0-1vmw
elxnet
Required Support vib
vib in install distro
12.0.1500.0-1vmw
iSCSI0x10DF0x07220x10DF0xE81Eelx-esx-libelxima.so
Required Support vib
vib in install distro
12.0.1200.0-1vmw
elxiscsi
vib in install distro
12.0.1200.0-1vmw
elxnet
Required Support vib
vib in install distro
12.0.1200.0-1vmw
Network0x10DF0x07200x10DF0xE81Eelxnet
vib in install distro
12.0.1250.0-5vmw

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Emulex VFA5.2 2x10 GbE SFP+ PCIe Adapter
Lenovo
Part Number: 00AG570
Lenovo Feature Code: AT7S
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 7.0 image
Device Function
(VMware HCL link)
PCIeDriver NameDriver Version
VIDDIDSVIDSSID
Network0x10DF0x07200x10DF0xE81Celxnet
vib in install distro
12.0.1250.0-5vmw

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SR150/SR250/ST150 LOM
Lenovo
Part Number: N/A
Lenovo Feature Code: N/A
FirmwareRequired Firmware Description - Download Page Link (lenovo.com)Lenovo Firmware
Package Version
Device Firmware Version
Downloads Detail ID - Lenovo Support Unx1-218.0.4.1-2218.0.4.1
DriversAll Device Drivers are included with VMware ESXi 7.0 image
Device Function
(VMware HCL link)
PCIeDriver NameDriver Version
VIDDIDSVIDSSID
Network0x14E40x165F0x17AA0x4042ntg3
vib in install distro
4.1.4.1-1vmw

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ThinkSystem Broadcom NetXtreme PCIe 1Gb 2-Port RJ45 Ethernet Adapter
Lenovo
Part Number: 7ZT7A00482
Lenovo Feature Code: AUZV
FirmwareRequired Firmware Description - Download Page Link (lenovo.com)Lenovo Firmware
Package Version
Device Firmware Version
Downloads Detail ID - Lenovo Support Unx1-218.0.4.1-2218.0.4.1
DriversAll Device Drivers are included with VMware ESXi 7.0 image
Device Function
(VMware HCL link)
PCIeDriver NameDriver Version
VIDDIDSVIDSSID
Network0x14E40x16570x17AA0x402Dntg3
vib in install distro
4.1.4.1-1vmw

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ThinkSystem Broadcom NetXtreme PCIe 1Gb 4-Port RJ45 Ethernet Adapter
Lenovo
Part Number: 7ZT7A00484
Lenovo Feature Code: AUKN
FirmwareRequired Firmware Description - Download Page Link (lenovo.com)Lenovo Firmware
Package Version
Device Firmware Version
Downloads Detail ID - Lenovo Support Unx1-218.0.4.1-2218.0.4.1
DriversAll Device Drivers are included with VMware ESXi 7.0 image
Device Function
(VMware HCL link)
PCIeDriver NameDriver Version
VIDDIDSVIDSSID
Network0x14E40x16570x17AA0x402Dntg3
vib in install distro
4.1.4.1-1vmw

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ThinkSystem Broadcom NX-E PCIe 10Gb 2-Port Base-T Ethernet Adapter
Lenovo
Part Number: 7ZT7A00496
Lenovo Feature Code: AUKQ
FirmwareRequired Firmware Description - Download Page Link (lenovo.com)Lenovo Firmware
Package Version
Device Firmware Version
Downloads Detail ID - Lenovo Support Unxe-218.0.129.16-8218.0.129.16
DriversLenovo Driver Package Description - Download Page Link (lenovo.com)Lenovo Package Version
Broadcom NXE Ethernet VMware Driversnxe-20210108-vc
Device Function
(VMware HCL link)
PCIeDriver NameDriver Version
VIDDIDSVIDSSID
Network0x14E40x16D80x17AA0x4161bnxtnet218.0.38.0

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Intel X550-T1 Single Port 10GBase-T Adapter
Lenovo
Part Number: 00MM850
Lenovo Feature Code: ATRY
FirmwareRequired Firmware Description - Download Page Link (lenovo.com)Lenovo Firmware
Package Version
Device Firmware Version
Downloads Detail ID - Lenovo Support Unet-8.15-5.10-1.2890.0-all-21.2890.0
DriversLenovo Driver Package Description - Download Page Link (lenovo.com)Lenovo Package Version
VMware drivers package release for Intel Ethernet - Lenovo Support Unet-20200925a-vc
Device Function
(VMware HCL link)
PCIeDriver NameDriver Version
VIDDIDSVIDSSID
Network0x80860x15D10x80860x0021ixgben1.8.9.0

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Intel X550-T2 Dual Port 10GBase-T Adapter
Lenovo
Part Number: 00MM860
Lenovo Feature Code: ATPX
FirmwareRequired Firmware Description - Download Page Link (lenovo.com)Lenovo Firmware
Package Version
Device Firmware Version
Downloads Detail ID - Lenovo Support Unet-8.15-5.10-1.2890.0-all-21.2890.0
DriversLenovo Driver Package Description - Download Page Link (lenovo.com)Lenovo Package Version
VMware drivers package release for Intel Ethernet - Lenovo Support Unet-20200925a-vc
Device Function
(VMware HCL link)
PCIeDriver NameDriver Version
VIDDIDSVIDSSID
Network0x80860x15630x80860x0022ixgben1.8.9.0

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Intel X710-DA2 2x10GbE SFP+ Adapter
Lenovo
Part Number: 7ZT7A00537
Lenovo Feature Code: AUKX
FirmwareRequired Firmware Description - Download Page Link (lenovo.com)Lenovo Firmware
Package Version
Device Firmware Version
Downloads Detail ID - Lenovo Support Unet-8.15-5.10-1.2890.0-all-28.15
DriversLenovo Driver Package Description - Download Page Link (lenovo.com)Lenovo Package Version
VMware drivers package release for Intel Ethernet - Lenovo Support Unet-20200925a-vc
Device Function
(VMware HCL link)
PCIeDriver NameDriver Version
VIDDIDSVIDSSID
Network0x80860x15720x80860x000Ai40en1.10.9.0

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Intel X710-DA4 PCIe 4x10Gb SFP+ Adapter
Lenovo
Part Number: 7XC7A05525
Lenovo Feature Code: B0YL
FirmwareRequired Firmware Description - Download Page Link (lenovo.com)Lenovo Firmware
Package Version
Device Firmware Version
Downloads Detail ID - Lenovo Support Unet-8.15-5.10-1.2890.0-all-28.15
DriversLenovo Driver Package Description - Download Page Link (lenovo.com)Lenovo Package Version
VMware drivers package release for Intel Ethernet - Lenovo Support Unet-20200925a-vc
Device Function
(VMware HCL link)
PCIeDriver NameDriver Version
VIDDIDSVIDSSID
Network0x80860x15720x80860x4007i40en1.10.9.0

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Intel X710-T4 PCIe 4x10Gb RJ45 Adapter
Lenovo
Part Number: 7XC7A05927
Lenovo Feature Code: B0X1
FirmwareRequired Firmware Description - Download Page Link (lenovo.com)Lenovo Firmware
Package Version
Device Firmware Version
Downloads Detail ID - Lenovo Support Unet-8.15-5.10-1.2890.0-all-28.15
DriversLenovo Driver Package Description - Download Page Link (lenovo.com)Lenovo Package Version
VMware drivers package release for Intel Ethernet - Lenovo Support Unet-20200925a-vc
Device Function
(VMware HCL link)
PCIeDriver NameDriver Version
VIDDIDSVIDSSID
Network0x80860x15890x80860x00A0i40en1.10.9.0

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ThinkSystem Intel I350-F1 PCIe 1Gb 1-Port SFP Ethernet Adapter
Lenovo
Part Number: 7ZT7A00533
Lenovo Feature Code: AUZZ
FirmwareRequired Firmware Description - Download Page Link (lenovo.com)Lenovo Firmware
Package Version
Device Firmware Version
Downloads Detail ID - Lenovo Support Unet-8.15-5.10-1.2890.0-all-21.2789.0
DriversLenovo Driver Package Description - Download Page Link (lenovo.com)Lenovo Package Version
VMware drivers package release for Intel Ethernet - Lenovo Support Unet-20200925a-vc
Device Function
(VMware HCL link)
PCIeDriver NameDriver Version
VIDDIDSVIDSSID
Network0x80860x15220x80860x0005igbn1.4.11.0

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ThinkSystem Intel I350-T2 PCIe 1Gb 2-Port RJ45 Ethernet Adapter
Lenovo
Part Number: 7ZT7A00534
Lenovo Feature Code: AUZY
FirmwareRequired Firmware Description - Download Page Link (lenovo.com)Lenovo Firmware
Package Version
Device Firmware Version
Downloads Detail ID - Lenovo Support Unet-8.15-5.10-1.2890.0-all-21.2789.0
DriversLenovo Driver Package Description - Download Page Link (lenovo.com)Lenovo Package Version
VMware drivers package release for Intel Ethernet - Lenovo Support Unet-20200925a-vc
Device Function
(VMware HCL link)
PCIeDriver NameDriver Version
VIDDIDSVIDSSID
Network0x80860x15210x80860x00A2igbn1.4.11.0

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ThinkSystem Intel I350-T4 PCIe 1Gb 4-Port RJ45 Ethernet Adapter
Lenovo
Part Number: 7ZT7A00535
Lenovo Feature Code: AUZW
FirmwareRequired Firmware Description - Download Page Link (lenovo.com)Lenovo Firmware
Package Version
Device Firmware Version
Downloads Detail ID - Lenovo Support Unet-8.15-5.10-1.2890.0-all-21.2789.0
DriversLenovo Driver Package Description - Download Page Link (lenovo.com)Lenovo Package Version
VMware drivers package release for Intel Ethernet - Lenovo Support Unet-20200925a-vc
Device Function
(VMware HCL link)
PCIeDriver NameDriver Version
VIDDIDSVIDSSID
Network0x80860x15210x80860x00A1igbn1.4.11.0

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ThinkSystem 430-8e SAS/SATA 12Gb HBA
Lenovo
Part Number: 7Y37A01090
Lenovo Feature Code: AUNR
FirmwareRequired Firmware Description - Download Page Link (lenovo.com)Lenovo Firmware
Package Version
Device Firmware Version
ThinkSystem 430-x SAS/SATA 12Gb HBA update BIOS and Firmwarempt3.5.430-16.07.00.00-616.07.00.00
DriversLenovo Driver Package Description - Download Page Link (lenovo.com)Lenovo Package Version
Lenovo SAS/HBA VMware ESXi Driversmpt3.5-20201230-vc
Device Function
(VMware HCL link)
PCIeDriver NameDriver Version
VIDDIDSVIDSSID
SAS0x10000x00AF0x1D490x0202lsiprovider
Required Support vib
vib not in package
lsi-msgpt35
Non compliant
vib not in package

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ThinkSystem RAID 530-8i PCIe 12Gb Adapter
Lenovo
Part Number: 7Y37A01082
Lenovo Feature Code: AUNG
FirmwareRequired Firmware Description - Download Page Link (lenovo.com)Lenovo Firmware
Package Version
Device Firmware Version
ThinkSystem RAID 530-x Adapters update BIOS and Firmwaremr3.5.530-51.15.0-3832-451.15.0-3832
DriversLenovo Driver Package Description - Download Page Link (lenovo.com)Lenovo Package Version
VMware vSphere Native Device Driver for Lenovo RAID and ServeRAIDmr3-20210121-vc
Device Function
(VMware HCL link)
PCIeDriver NameDriver Version
VIDDIDSVIDSSID
SAS/SATA-RAID0x10000x00170x1D490x0500lsiprovider
Required Support vib
700.00.V0.79
lsi-mr37.715.04.00

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ThinkSystem RAID 730-8i 1GB Cache PCIe 12Gb Adapter
Lenovo
Part Number: 7Y37A01083
Lenovo Feature Code: AUNH
FirmwareRequired Firmware Description - Download Page Link (lenovo.com)Lenovo Firmware
Package Version
Device Firmware Version
ThinkSystem RAID 730-8i PCIe 12Gb Adapter Update BIOS and Firmwaremr3.0.730-24.21.0-0148-024.21.0-0148
DriversLenovo Driver Package Description - Download Page Link (lenovo.com)Lenovo Package Version
VMware vSphere Native Device Driver for Lenovo RAID and ServeRAIDmr3-20210121-vc
Device Function
(VMware HCL link)
PCIeDriver NameDriver Version
VIDDIDSVIDSSID
SAS-RAID0x10000x005D0x1D490x0600lsiprovider
Required Support vib
700.00.V0.79
lsi-mr37.715.04.00

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ThinkSystem RAID 730-8i 2GB Flash PCIe 12Gb Adapter
Lenovo
Part Number: 4Y37A09722
Lenovo Feature Code: B4RQ
FirmwareRequired Firmware Description - Download Page Link (lenovo.com)Lenovo Firmware
Package Version
Device Firmware Version
ThinkSystem RAID 730-8i PCIe 12Gb Adapter Update BIOS and Firmwaremr3.0.730-24.21.0-0148-024.21.0-0148
DriversLenovo Driver Package Description - Download Page Link (lenovo.com)Lenovo Package Version
VMware vSphere Native Device Driver for Lenovo RAID and ServeRAIDmr3-20210121-vc
Device Function
(VMware HCL link)
PCIeDriver NameDriver Version
VIDDIDSVIDSSID
SAS-RAID0x10000x005D0x1D490x0608lsiprovider
Required Support vib
700.00.V0.79
lsi-mr37.715.04.00

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ThinkSystem RAID 930-8i 2GB Flash PCIe 12Gb Adapter
Lenovo
Part Number: 7Y37A01084
Lenovo Feature Code: AUNJ
FirmwareRequired Firmware Description - Download Page Link (lenovo.com)Lenovo Firmware
Package Version
Device Firmware Version
ThinkSystem RAID 930-x xGB Flash PCIe 12Gb Adapters2Gb Adapters update BIOS and Firmwaremr3.5.930-51.15.0-3832-451.15.0-3832
DriversLenovo Driver Package Description - Download Page Link (lenovo.com)Lenovo Package Version
VMware vSphere Native Device Driver for Lenovo RAID and ServeRAIDmr3-20210121-vc
Device Function
(VMware HCL link)
PCIeDriver NameDriver Version
VIDDIDSVIDSSID
SAS/SATA-RAID0x10000x00160x1D490x0601lsiprovider
Required Support vib
700.00.V0.79
lsi-mr37.715.04.00

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All Supported NVMe Drives
FirmwareRequired Firmware Description - Download Page Link (lenovo.com)Lenovo Firmware Package Version
Lenovo Online SAS/SATA Hard Disk Drive Update Programall-1.35.05-0


All Supported SAS Drives
FirmwareRequired Firmware Description - Download Page Link (lenovo.com)Lenovo Firmware Package Version
Lenovo Online SAS/SATA Hard Disk Drive Update Programall-1.35.05-0


All Supported SATA Drives
FirmwareRequired Firmware Description - Download Page Link (lenovo.com)Lenovo Firmware Package Version
Lenovo Online SAS/SATA Hard Disk Drive Update Programall-1.35.05-0


All Supported Solid State Drives
FirmwareRequired Firmware Description - Download Page Link (lenovo.com)Lenovo Firmware Package Version
Lenovo Online SAS/SATA Hard Disk Drive Update Programall-1.35.05-0


ThinkSystem QLogic QL41134 PCIe 10Gb 4-Port Base-T Ethernet Adapter
Lenovo
Part Number: 4XC7A08225
Lenovo Feature Code: B31G
FirmwareRequired Firmware Description - Download Page Link (lenovo.com)Lenovo Firmware
Package Version
Device Firmware Version
QLogic FastLinQ Ethernet Adapter Firmware Update for Linuxfl.ah-8.55.12-18.55.12
DriversLenovo Driver Package Description - Download Page Link (lenovo.com)Lenovo Package Version
QLogic FastlinQ driver for VMwarefl-20201103-vc
Device Function
(VMware HCL link)
PCIeDriver NameDriver Version
VIDDIDSVIDSSID
Network0x10770x80700x10770x0035qedrntv
Required Support vib
3.40.18.0
qedentv3.40.19.0
Network (SRIOV)0x10770x80900x10770x0035qedrntv
Required Support vib
3.40.18.0
qedentv3.40.19.0

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ThinkSystem QLogic QL41262 PCIe 25Gb 2-Port SFP28 Ethernet Adapter
Lenovo
Part Number: 4XC7A08228
Lenovo Feature Code: B21R
FirmwareRequired Firmware Description - Download Page Link (lenovo.com)Lenovo Firmware
Package Version
Device Firmware Version
QLogic FastLinQ Ethernet Adapter Firmware Update for Linuxfl.ah-8.55.12-18.55.12
DriversLenovo Driver Package Description - Download Page Link (lenovo.com)Lenovo Package Version
QLogic FastlinQ driver for VMwarefl-20201103-vc
Device Function
(VMware HCL link)
PCIeDriver NameDriver Version
VIDDIDSVIDSSID
FCoE CNAs0x10770x80800x10770x0039qedf2.2.8.0
qedentv
Required Support vib
3.40.19.0
iSCSI0x10770x80840x10770x0039qedentv
Required Support vib
3.40.19.0
qedi2.19.9.0
Network0x10770x80700x10770x0039qedrntv
Required Support vib
3.40.18.0
qedentv3.40.19.0
Network (SRIOV)0x10770x80900x10770x0039qedrntv
Required Support vib
3.40.18.0
qedentv3.40.19.0

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