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Know before you go!

Particularly helpful for upgrades, the PCI I/O Device Compatibility Card gives you a list of all the hosts that have devices compatible to a specific version of ESX.

Avoid downtime from incompatibilities and configuration drift.

The hardware and software found in a vSphere cluster often encompasses components from five or more vendors. Each vendor maintains a compatibility matrix that changes frequently (bug fixes, firmware upgrades, etc.), while your own environment is also undergoing changes.

Keeping track of what’s been tested and what hasn’t is nearly impossible to do manually. One of the most complex and critical safety analyses involves your connectivity hardware such as NICs, HBAs, and block devices, which undergird the entire cluster. Blow-ups with these devices wreak havoc, so it’s essential to continually analyze your environment for unidentified incompatibilities, or incompatibilities that would result from modifying a component.

The CloudPhysics PCI I/O Device Card enables you to find issues immediately as well as simulate changes before rolling them out in an upgrade or patch. It gives you a list of all the hosts that have devices compatible to a specific version of ESX. You can also check the minimum firmware requirements for the I/O devices.