8 Replies Latest reply on Feb 21, 2017 6:08 AM by MattiasN81

    Intel 82577LM should work out-of-the-box on esxi 6.5 but doesn't. Ideas, why?

    Traveler124 Lurker

      Folks, I am trying to run ESXi 6.5 on a machine with an Intel 82577LM network card.

      This card registers itself with hardware IDs 8086:10ea. This one *should* work out of the box with the e1000/e1000e drivers which are part of the ESXi 6.5 install package.

      But it doesn't... It doesn't install with the dreaded "No network card found" message. However, I can see in the install messages that ESXi is actually talking to the card but is failing to initialize it.

       

      Anybody else who has an intel 82577LM and has successfully installed ESXi 6.5?

      I know that there are ways to make older ESXi versions work with custom drivers and have done that, but I am specifically interested in 6.5.

       

      Thanks for your help

       

      Peter