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    ESX 4.0 installed on Intel DQ45ek with SATA drive but no networking (and a "scsi" issue)

    zeevik Enthusiast


      Trying to Install ESX 4.0 on Intel DQ45ek board with SATA drive.



      ESX installation identifies the onboard Gigabit Ethernet card 82567LM-3, but does not idenfoty the link(installation shows no link, ethtool shows no link), although successfully connected to a GbE switch (same result for 10/100 switch).

      Miitool shows the driver is e1000e.

      Do I need a custom driver ? Any other solution / configuration ?



      I added another Intel GbE PCI card (82541PI) which was working fine on 3.5 ESX host, but installation does not detect it, nor the ESX shell after reboot.



      In addition, when shutting down the ESX host, (shell shutdown, reboot or halt), shutdown starts, but gets stuck at the following message:

      "Syncronizing SCSI cache for disk sda"

      And shutdown is not completed.



      Any help will be highly appreciated,









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