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Modifying the Dell esxi ISO to support the onboard NIC


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I finally got time to try this today for the Dell T20:

Using ESXi Customizer as recommended by Timekills:

http://homeservershow.com/forums/index.php?/topic/5818-esxi-install-error-no-network-adapters-were-detected/

http://www.v-front.de/p/esxi-customizer.html

Then I found this:

http://blog.kihltech.com/2014/01/how-to-add-intel-nic-drivers-to-an-esxi-5-5-iso/

I used the e1000e driver, e1000e driver was found at:

http://shell.peach.ne.jp/~aoyama/wordpress/download/net-e1000e-2.3.2.x86_64.vib

I had to bump the memory to 8GB, error message with 4GB, and everything loaded and ran fine. ESXi loaded the new driver for the internal NIC.

I have not done much testing yet, but everything seems OK

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Could you tell us what memory you are using "to bump the memory to 8GB"?

I pulled them from a HP server, I need to check.

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I pulled them from a HP server, I need to check.

I hope you understand, I just spent more than I paid for my T20 for 32GB of memory that may not be viable based upon others experience here. So far I have 8GB in-transit and 24GB on back-order as the vendor did not honor my cancellation request.

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Injected to VIB  into the ESXi ISO and it works fine. And with fine I mean, it get IP from my DHCP. Have not tested the speed. :-) But it feels fine.

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