Rmund201110141
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ESXi 5.0 Intel 82579LM

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I have a new system, HP rp5800, with an Intel 82579LM Gigabit Network adapter. While trying to install ESXi 5.0 the software tells me that it doesn't see the network adapter. Is there a way to add the drivers during the install, or does VMware have to incorporate the drivers in the software?

I already have ESXi 4.1 U1 running with 6 VM machines and I want to eventually move them over to the newer system.

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rajvm256
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This KB lists how to install async driver. Can you check if your drivers are listed ? if it is available then you can install it

http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/search.do?cmd=displayKC&docType=kc&externalId=2005205

Thanks | http://virtualvm.info/

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arond
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I have the Intel S1200BTL server board with a 82579 NIC. ESXi 5 does not recognize it. Can the install image be modified to include drivers?

I understand that they didn't have a driver for 4.1 U1 but what about 5.0? Still no driver for this Intel???

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rajvm256
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This KB lists how to install async driver. Can you check if your drivers are listed ? if it is available then you can install it

http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/search.do?cmd=displayKC&docType=kc&externalId=2005205

Thanks | http://virtualvm.info/
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Rmund201110141
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Thank you rajvm256 for your response. I will attempt to add the drivers per the KB. I was informed that adding the drivers to ESXi was not an easy task and you have confirmed that.

Thank you again and wish me luck.

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uinx
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Dear

are you solved your problem with ESXi 5.0 Intel 82579LM i have same one

My email Is Uinx@hotmail.com Or IT.Manager@ajman-reie.ae

Thanks

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peetz
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Someone is working on an ESXi 5.0 driver for the Intel 82579LM and we should see something released very soon. See here:

http://www.vm-help.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=3464&p=13335#p13335

- Andreas

Twitter: @VFrontDe, @ESXiPatches | https://esxi-patches.v-front.de | https://vibsdepot.v-front.de
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