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When running VMware ESXi on Cisco UCS hosts with VIC cards, make sure to follow the guidelines described below:

  1. On the Cisco UCS Manager:
    • Make sure that the Adapter Policy setting is set to "VMware" on each vHBA that belongs to an ESXi host.
    • This sets the best practices configuration for the vHBA's to work with ESXi hosts. 
    • The vHBA parameter Port Down Timeout will be set to 10 seconds instead of the default 30 seconds, which decreases the ESXi path failover time.



  2. Follow the Best Practices for using VMware vSphere with InfiniBox guide.
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