Thank you so much. This driver build is working for both 82579LM and 82579V. I'll be putting both through some heavy load this weekend.
Is there any way to get a ESXi5.5_I218V_z97 ? Ihave a Asus Z97 and i already have server 2012 installed but when i try to install ESXI5.X i get No network has been detected Error
Since i done have ESXI installed then i can not create a .VIB file , could somebody help me to either customize ISO file or create VIB file.
None of FTP or Dropbox wokr
Any help would be appreciated .
Is there any way to get a ESXi5.5_I218V_z97 , please
I also try to build the driver with the latest source. But there were some errors i cann't fix.(the same to the post:Re: ESXi 5.5 ASUS H97M Plus, Intel I218-V "No Network Adapters" Error )
So can you share the source for us.
Thank you so much.
I got the driver files added to a ISO for the Asus X99 Deluxe board with two onboard NICs (one being Intel I218V)
The ESXi-Customizer.cmd v2.7.2 contains bugs that have not been fixed from what I have seen.
So I installed the ESXi-Customizer-PS-v2.3 instead to add custom drivers to the VM ISO.
There are the steps I followed
1- Installed VMWare PowerCLI
2- Installed ESXi-Customizer-PS-v2.3.ps1 from here:
3- I download the GLRoman created driver list (offline bundle ZIP) from:
BIG THANKS GLROMAN!
4- Dumped the files into one folder (don't unzip the bundle file)
5- Ran this command as-is within VMwarePowerCLI from the step-4 folder to create the customer ISO
./ESXi-Customizer-PS-v2.3.ps1 -vft -load net-e1000e
6- Used Rufus to the create bootable USB disk:
7- Ran Rufus with these settings:
* MBR partitition scheme for BIOS or UEFI
* quick format
* create bootable disk using the CUSTOM-ISO
* creat extended label and icon files.
8- Plugged the USB stick into MB USB port. Found that using a front-end USB port does not work.
9- Installed ESXi 5.5 U2 successfully.
Hope this helps.
Good solution, but you can skip the steps 3 and 4.
The ESXi-Customizer-PS script downloads the net-e1000e driver from the V-Front Online depot.
For a more general guide on "How to make your unsupported NIC work with ESXi" see
peetz, does the net-e1000e driver from the V-Front Online depot contain support for all of the missing Intel drivers which are included in GLRoman's custom driver, as well as for the 82579V driver that cmcallen included and repackaged (Re: ESXi 5.5 ASUS H97M Plus, Intel I218-V "No Network Adapters" Error) ?
If GLRoman agrees then I will update the package in the Depot to include the missing device IDs.
OK, great! I would definitely recommend updating the package to include the missing drivers and don't feel that GLRoman would object based on the following comment from him (#68 in this thread - https://communities.vmware.com/message/2444283#2444283). He doesn't have a 1503 to test with so he did not include in the driver. I can confirm that it works perfectly though
Please let me know if you will update, thx much!
peetz Excellent! Thanks so much! I will give this a test later this evening and see how it works. Which version of the customizer should I use and will a newer version be released to fix the issues found it v2.7.2?
can you upload iso for l218-v nic driver
Use above link for ESXi 5.5 and the below link for ESXi 6.x
Had this same issue with an ASROCK H97M Anniversary Board. I was able to find the Realtek 8111GR VIB file here and to get this NIC to work for ESXi 6.0
Hope this helps someone else that having the same issues.