Just installed a new NIC, Intel i350-T4. esxcfg-nics -l does not show the NIC, but lspci shows this:
0e:00.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation Unknown device 1521 (rev 01)
0e:00.1 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation Unknown device 1521 (rev 01)
0e:00.2 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation Unknown device 1521 (rev 01)
0e:00.3 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation Unknown device 1521 (rev 01)
Any suggestions for getting this recognized by ESX?
From vmware vSphere compatibility guide:
This driver is inbox only on esxi 5.0 and onwards.
For 4.0 its a ansyc driver.
I downloaded igb-3.1.17-455019.zip and upzipped it. Then I attempted:
esxupdate --bundle=igb-3.1.17-offline_bundle-455019.zip update
but that failed with this:
error: Failed acquiring release file for 'metadata5183719994545526357':
error: file:///var/cache/esxupdate/metadata5183719994545526357/repodata/repomd.xml: File not found for validation
Encountered error MetadataFormatError:
The error data is:
Filename - None
Message - Failed scanning package data: Downloading metadata failed.
Errno - 5
Description - The format of the metadata is invalid.
Any ideas on what I am doing wrong?
which location you downloaded the bundle...
if its vmfs give abolute path...means /vmfs/volumes/<datastore name> /bundle.zip
give a try without unzip as well
esxupdate --bundle igb-3.1.17-455019.zip update...
can you copy in vmfs data store or root and try (its a guess) ,as well check the disk space / partition.
check this kb kb.vmware.com/kb/1032936
what about space.. /tmp and /var...enough space is avialable...
check firewall as well (it should not matter in offline case ..i think so ) but still down and give a try..
Turns out I had the wrong driver. The correct one is:
Who knew? (VMware support did).