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    Nic to RUN ESXi

    I am testing ESXi 4.0 but would you believe it - the onboard NIC is not supported [ Realtek ] - so am I getting the Failed to load tmp & Failed to load lvmdriver messages when going to install.
    Can someone quote me a known working NIC I can install that ESXi will support ?

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    @mattx:

    We run Broadcom net extreme 2 seem to work well.
    If you want to connect to SAN then for the iscsi connection we use the Intel pro/1000 PT with toe functionality for load balancing.
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    PCI-E, PCI or PCI-X?

    PCI-E I have a HP NC110T PCI Express Gigabit Server Adapter (30)

    It works with ESX 3.5, ESXi3 and Xen, not tried 4.0 but it is listed on the HCL

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    Intel e1000

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    Quote Originally Posted by DMcCoy View Post
    PCI-E, PCI or PCI-X?

    PCI-E I have a HP NC110T PCI Express Gigabit Server Adapter (30)

    It works with ESX 3.5, ESXi3 and Xen, not tried 4.0 but it is listed on the HCL
    I can confirm it works perfectly with 4.0

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    Good choice. When it comes to NIC's, expecially in VMWare, I've always found you get less problems sticking with Intel.

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