Originally Posted by JTarasovic
Any luck passing the Ceton?
Originally Posted by erickotz
I see the OP mentioned that he has hwimage version 4884 - that is very old, and we have included many compatibility improvements in newer hwimages, so I would recommend that you try upgrading. Also this would obviously be considered an unsupported configuration, but that doesn't mean it won't work.
Eric - as I mentioned in my support ticket, I updated the card to the latest firmware, and finally had to throw it in the trash bin. Not because I couldn't pass through it in ESXI (I couldn't, and I suspect the early cards have issues with pass-through because of the on-board PCI bridge, which seems to be flaky with ESXi), but because the card kept locking up and freezing the server (not ESXi, Server 2008 R2).
As you replied to me, the card was certainly out of warranty, and I just couldn't muster up time to debug it any further or follow up with your support guys. No fault of your support guys though, they were quite responsive, however, they were "going by the book", and I tried to explain to them, that I do hardware/software as a business. "By the book" troubleshooting is meaningless to me, I already know the card is faulty.
Again, nothing against your support folks.