QLogic and Emulux support VVols (Secondary LUN ID) over Fibre Channel, and has done so for quite some time, so I am disappointed that Cisco does not support VVols over Fibre Channel. The latest "fnic" driver still does not seem to support VVols. When will Cisco catch up to QLogic and Emulex?
I'm disappointed by this as well. We just bought a Storage array as well and the feature isn't there on servers. I was expected to see it on our C240M4 servers with the 1227 MLOM card, being they have been bought in the last year. I would think that our B200M3s with 1240 card could do it being they are only a few years old and they are still doing firmware updates. We are running 3.1 code. I don't want to have to rebuy HBA to be supported again. I changed our M81KRs just to be supported on VMware guide for 3.X code, but strangely they have vVols support. What gives?
Any word from Cisco? It has been over a year since I requested this feature to be added to the UCS.
Looks like it is supported now in the latest FNIC driver, 184.108.40.206 released on the 22nd of Feb 2017.
These are the release notes
- Supports Secondary Lun ID (VVOL)
Bugs Fixed (in fnic 220.127.116.11 since fnic 18.104.22.168)
CSCux64473 : Request for Virtual volume support in ESXi fnic driver
It looks like the fnic driver v22.214.171.124 is only available for ESXi 6.0 today. According to the Cisco UCS Hardware and Software Compatibility Matrix, only the older fnic driver (v126.96.36.199) is supported with ESXi 6.5, which does not support VVols (Secondary LUN ID). Does anyone at Cisco know when there will be a new fnic driver available for ESXi 6.5 that fully supports VVols (Secondary LUN ID)?