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Brokencode
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Unable to passthrough USB ports in SR630

Hello,

 

we have a number of IBM/Lenovo x3650M4 and M5 servers we use for vmware ESX hosts. On some of them, we need to passthrough the USB controller to the VM.

 

This is possible on all x3650M servers, but under SR630, we are unable to passthrough the USB devices. They are not even visible in vmware PCI device availability. 

 

Does anyone know if this is possible with SR630? Below are screen shots from vmware.

 

SR630-c.pngSR630x3650_M5-c.pngM5x3650_M4-c.pngM4

Thanks, Matej

Lenovo Employee ccchen
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Re: Unable to passthrough USB ports in SR630

Hi Brokencode,

 

Please read and follow the latest best recipe for SR630 which contains a list of software and firmware components that have been tested together. 

https://vmware.lenovo.com/content/latest_index/recipe/SR630_7X01_7X02-ESXi6.7.html

 

Please check the all of the USB port from the USB configuration in the UEFI are set to enabled.

 
 
Lenovo Employee west_kuan
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Re: Unable to passthrough USB ports in SR630

hi Brokencode,

 

I recommend you can enter the UEFI setting and set the memory allocation from 2G to 4G to see if the passthrough feature can be work normally. If not, this situation should be an issue that need you to open a field ticket to us for further investigation. Thank you to choosing Lenovo. 

Brokencode
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Re: Unable to passthrough USB ports in SR630

Hello,

 

thank you both for the answer. I'll check both settings and report back.

 

Matej

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Brokencode
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Re: Unable to passthrough USB ports in SR630

We checked USBs and all USBs are enabled.

 

We also tried to change the memory allocation from 2GB to 4GB, but that option was not available. We only had 3GB option and we tried with that, but no success.

 

Will contact my Lenovo representative and open a ticket.

 

Thanks

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