2021-10-11 17:13:01 UTC
I have the following hardware related questions on the V9.1 field test.
1. What is the CPU model that best supports the features used by VMS
that would work in a DL380 gen 9 system?
For example, my current CPUs appear to be from the HASWELL family, which
have the TSX instructions permanently disabled in microcode. I'd like
to know if there is a better choice to use and kind of impact it would
have on VMS.
2. Attempting to configure SAN-based tape drives crashes the system.
Are SAN-based tapes supported yet? (This happened while running a bare
3. The roadmap lists Intel and Broadcom Ethernet adapters. My DL380 has
HP Ethernet adapters, specifically the HP 331i 1G and HP 533FLR-T 10G
adapters. Are there any near term plans to support HP adapters or
should I try to find an add-in card using the Intel or Broadcom chips?
4. Does anyone have the field test running as an ESXi virtual host that
is able to cluster with, and share SAN storage with, other VMS hosts?
If so, could you send me a sample config because so far, I am not having