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ESX4i IBM 46M1076, Dual Port 1Gb Ethernet Daughter Card

Hi Guys and Gals,

I have recently purchased a IBM x3650 m2 and purchased the additional Dual port 1Gb Ethernet Daughter Card so I have 4 NICs in total.

I have just installed ESX4i update 1 and everything works nicely appart from it hasn't detected the 46M1076, Dual Port 1Gb Ethernet Daughter Card.

I can see the Broadcom NetXtreme II BCM5709 nics which I know are the onboard nics as I have the configured and connected to the management port via vmnic0. I can also see vmnic1 which is the other onboard nic.

Any ideas on whether the daughter card is supported and why I cannot see it?

Thanks in advance

Cheers

Oli

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Borja_Mari
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Hi,

this ibm nic is not supported by vmware.

You can see in the "IO Devices" from the vmware compatibility guide:

http://www.vmware.com/resources/compatibility/search.php

Un saludo/Regards,

Pablo

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Borja_Mari
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Hi,

this ibm nic is not supported by vmware.

You can see in the "IO Devices" from the vmware compatibility guide:

http://www.vmware.com/resources/compatibility/search.php

Un saludo/Regards,

Pablo

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mirko_josipovic
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hi all

does anybody have these IBm daughter cards wirt ESX4?

@borja_mari how did you check that card is not supported with ESXi ?

thanks

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G_T
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Check with this page

http://www-947.ibm.com/systems/support/supportsite.wss/docdisplay?brandind=5000008&lndocid=MIGR-5081...

Otherwise, download the latest Broadcom BCM5709 driver for ESX 4.x in VMware download site.

http://downloads.vmware.com/d/details/esx_esxi_40_broadcom_bnx2_dt/ZHcqYmRqZHRidGR3

Regards,

Gavin

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sirsquishy
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Enable SSH to the host and run lspci from the bash, you might want to use putty and enable logging since the PCI list can be lenghty.

This will tell us (you) what chipset the dual port card is, and if its supported (offically, or whitebox)

its not hard to add drivers to ESXi after its already running, just need to change the oem.tgz and add the new one into /bootbank/ while the system is running and reboot.

But before that, need to know what chipset those new nics are on.

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joelau007
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Has anyone else tried this option 46M1076 recently ?

I'm going down this path but got worried after reading this post.

Essentially this option is just another 2x BCM 5709 ports.

Regards.

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GregW201110141
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Put them in a 3650 M3 this summer and had no trouble with ESXi 4.1u1.

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joelau007
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I can confirm this daughter card works properly with ESXI 5.

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troyswitzer
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joelau007 and GregW201110141,

Did you have to install any drivers with this card or was it automatically detected and available to vmware ?

Thank you.

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