12 Replies Latest reply on Sep 23, 2019 5:33 PM by MirandaESXI

    ESXi 6.7 install failed due to missing network adapter although it is in the supported hardware list

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      Hi all,


      due to good experience with the previous model I bought an HP EliteDesk 800 G4 Desktop-Mini-PC (65W) to run VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) 6.7 on.

      However during the installation procedure I received the error message “Relocating modules and starting up the kernel…”. I changed to legacy boot, followed the instruction https://talesfromthedatacenter.com/2016/02/esxi-6-install-stuck-on-relocating-modules-and-starting-up-the-kernel/ and added the option “ignoreHeadless=TRUE” during startup of the installation process.


      This led me to the next error “No network adapters”.


      I checked the VMware hardware compatibility list if my “Intel Ethernet Connection I219-LM” is support and it should be.The correct vendor description on my internal network adapter is "Ethernet Connection (7) I219-LM". Regarding to the supported hardware list of VMware this model is supported. VMware Compatibility Guide - I/O Device Search


      Until now I couldn’t get beyond this error and highly appreciate any helpful advise.