This guide uses an LSI 9211-8i/LSI 9311-8i controller; presented via DirectPath I/O on ESXi 5.5/6.5. The controller was flashed to IT-firmware before using it on this system.
Solaris 11 - 64-bit
Add plenty of RAM. In my case - I used 8GB
Root disk on a local datastore
LSI Logic Parallel controller (pvscsi is working fine, need ignore VMware message about issue with boot drives)
vmxnet3 network adapter
$ sudo apt-get install open-vm-tools $ sudo svcadm enable open-vm-tools
Optimisation: Controller Load Balancing