Packet drop issue on HP Gen 9 \ Gen 10 servers running ESXi6.7.

We have noticed the packet drop on all of our HP BL460c Gen 9 \ Gen 10 across the region which is running ESXi, 6.7.0, 16316930 and the Network adapter presently installed on the server is HPE FlexFabric 10Gb 2-port 536FLB Adapter which is Qlogic Adapter.

Version which comes with the HP custom image includes the qfle3  driver version and We have tried updating the driver \ firmware of the HP Enclosure \ OA \ Virtual Connect to the below versions but didn’t fix the issue.

OA Firmware : 4.96

      3.. Upgrade the Virtual connect firmware on one switch and another switch.

HP Virtual Connect Firmware: 4.85


After a lot of options tried, HP has recommended installing the below driver version and packet drop issue has been fixed.

[root@esx106:~] esxcli software vib install -v “/cp039955/QLogic-Network-iSCSI-FCoE-v2.0.102-14793946/QLogic-Network-iSCSI-FCoE-v2.0.102-offline_bundle-14793946/vib20/qfle3/QLC_bootbank_qfle3_1.0.87.0-1OEM.670.0.0.8169922.vib”

Installation Result

   Message: Host is not changed. Reboot is pending from previous transaction.

   Reboot Required: true

   VIBs Installed:

   VIBs Removed:

   VIBs Skipped: QLC_bootbank_qfle3_1.0.87.0-1OEM.670.0.0.8169922

I think as per the ESXi Patch advisory it is mentioned QFLE3 is so we need to have something near to the version and once installed the driver recommended by HP which is fixed the issue for us.

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4 Responses to Packet drop issue on HP Gen 9 \ Gen 10 servers running ESXi6.7.

  1. Totie Bash says:

    How did you see the packet drop? What tool were you using?


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