To enable a virtual machine to exchange data by using RDMA, you must associate the virtual machine with a PVRDMA network adapter.
- Verify that the host on which the virtual machine is running is configured for RDMA. See Configure an ESXi Host for PVRDMA.
- Verify that the host is connected to a vSphere Distributed Switch.
- Verify that the virtual machine uses virtual hardware version 13 and above.
- Verify that the guest operating system is a Linux 64-bit distribution.
- Locate the virtual machine in the vSphere Client.
- Select a data center, folder, cluster, resource pool, or host and click the VMs tab.
- Click Virtual Machines and click the virtual machine from the list.
- Power off the virtual machine.
- From the Actions menu, select Edit Settings.
- Select the Virtual Hardware tab in the dialog box displaying the settings.
- From the Add new device drop-down menu, select Network Adapter.
The New Network section is added to the list in the Virtual Hardware tab.
- Expand the New Network section and connect the virtual machine to a distributed port group.
- From the Adapter type drop-down menu, select PVRDMA.
- Expand the Memory section, select Reserve all guest memory (All locked), and click OK .
- Power on the virtual machine.