Monday, 10 October 2016

Broadcom QLogic iSCSI and FCoE HBA listed in ESXi storage adapters

When ESXi 6.0 is installed into a server with Broadcom, now QLogic 10GbE network adapters, we see a stack of storage adapters in ESXi.

This can be a drain on resources and increase LUN scan times. It also makes the GUI pane messy.

You can stop these from loading by disabling the following modules in ESXi 6.0 from either SSH or the DCUI

esxcfg-module -d fcoe
esxcfg-module -d bnx2fc

esxcfg-module -d bnx2i

After a reboot you will see that the Storage Adapters list much smaller.

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