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Supported drivers' firmware versions for I/O devices (2030818)

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This article contains links to resources that provide information about support for I/O card firmware versions corresponding to certified drivers.
VMware recommends using the latest firmware versions listed at these links provided that they are paired with certified drivers.

Note: The content contained in this Knowledge Base article does NOT apply to supported controller, firmware and driver version combinations in a vSAN environment. Consult the VMware Compatibility Guide for certified vSAN I/O controller listings and the correct driver & firmware version for your desired controller: VMware Compatibility Guide - vSAN.


I/O Adapters in the VMware Compatibility Guide are listed with the minimum firmware version and links to corresponding drivers at the time of certification.

The intent of this article is to provide guidance on identifying the latest firmware versions supported by the certified drivers.
To identify the latest supported combination, see:
The preceding vendor documentation and download sites provide guidance on compatibility between firmware and certified driver releases. For more information on downloading and deploying firmware changes, see the relevant vendor documentation.

Note: If you do not find your vendor information in the above list, review your vendor documentation for the latest firmware as well as recommended certified driver version. Vendors not listed do not currently have a reference page available.

Disclaimer: VMware is not responsible for the reliability of any data, opinions, advice, or statements made on third-party websites. Inclusion of such links does not imply that VMware endorses, recommends, or accepts any responsibility for the content of such sites.

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Update History

09/22/2015 - Added ESXi 6.0 to Products 02/16/2017 - Added link to Solarflare drivers

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