I am trying to install ESXi 5.0 on a Dell Inspiron. My desktop has a Realtek RTL81XX network card in it. the ESXi installer looks like it's about to finish the install and then I get the following error.
No Network Adapters
No network adapters were detected. Either no network adapters are physically connected to the system, or a suitable driver could not be located. A third party driver may be required.
Ensure that there is at least one network adapter physically onnected to the system before attempting installation. If the problem persists, consult the VMware Knowladge Base.
Anyone have any ideas?
Thanks for the help.
Welcome to the Community,
the Realtek NIC is not supported (no drivers included, see http://www.vmware.com/go/hcl). Best bet is to get a NIC which is either in the list of supported NICs or at least known as working with ESXi. If you do have a free PCI slot, an Intel Pro/1000 GT adapter could be an affordable NIC. (see http://www.vm-help.com//esx40i/esx40_whitebox_HCL.php#NICs)
I have the same problem with installing on a new Dell R720 server (4 - 1Gb ports). The server and adapters are both on the compatibility list. I tried connecting one port to the network (so it is active) and also tried giving that active port a static IP (from the system setup). No difference.
What can I do?
There are drivers on the DELL website which should resolve this issue. You could also download an ISO made by DELL to install ESXi .
Thank you Mr. Niese!
I downloaded Dell's ISO and it installed perfectly! Great information!
You can download all deel's products driver from here...
hello i have dell r420 and have error to" no network adapters were detected. either no network adapter are physically connected to the system, or a suitable driver could not locate"
you donwload driver for nic or download iso to install esxi made for dell???
vaysala507 use the dell iso, it comes with the vibs already installed.