jwnesbitt
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Network Drivers for Dell i7

Hello,

I am trying to install ESXi on my Dell i7, but I get the error that ESXi cannot find the Network adapter.

I have tried on my Dell Pentium 4 D 3.2 and it works fine on that

Any ideas on how to get the drivers loaded on the i7, so that I can utilise the better machine ?

thanks

Jody

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weinstein5
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You will need to install a supported NIC - check out the HCL http://www.vmware.com/resources/compatibility/search.php - to get the unsupported NIC you can check out vm-help.com for additional information -

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glynnd1
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Isn't the i7 a CPU rather then a complete system? It would be helpful to know what system you are using in order to know what network card it is that drivers are not been found for. Though I presume it is not on the HCL, so I'd suggest researching on the whitebox listings.

jwnesbitt
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Hi

Its a broadcom 57XX network card.

Its a Dell core i7 Precision 1500 machine.

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