So for those of you wanting to use this card as a cheap solution for the #homelab it’s obvious that it a not supported based on the compatibility list on vmware website… (I can confirm it does not work and community drivers do not exist for it esxi 6.5) but I thought I would give it a go at $99 it was a good deal!

So I presented the card directly to a VM running my #Vembu backup server with VMDirectPath I/O and I was able to achieve about 6Gbps between it and my Supermicro but I think the 10Gbit not being hit was more to do with the box it was running on being old.