FoiaZoig
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Network card not seen by vSphere/ESXi

Hi community.

I have ESXi installed on a computer with two ethernet ports, however only one seems to be recognized by the ESXi.

I've followed the procedure of the KB1034782 and both of the network cards are shown in the list and named vmnet0 (8086:15a2), vmnet1 (8086:1539)
They are both on the HCL.
Doing esxcfg-nics -l displays only vmnet0. In vCenter I am also only able to select vmnet0 when I want to add a new vSwitch.

Does anyone else have an idea what to do?

i'm quite new to ESXi, so I apologize in advance if the solution to this is something trivial.

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sakthivelAchuth
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Hi,

upgrade latest firmware and drivers on host. to your  problems solved.

Regards

sakthi

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FoiaZoig
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Hi, thank you for your reply.

I reinstalled the drivers on the host, but still have the same problem.


lspci shows both network cards

[root@localhost:~] lspci -v | grep "Class 0200" -B 1

0000:00:19.0 Ethernet controller Network controller: Intel Corporation Ethernet Connection (3) I218-LM [vmnic0]

         Class 0200: 8086:15a2

--

0000:02:00.0 Ethernet controller Network controller: Intel Corporation I211 Gigabit Network Connection [vmnic1]

         Class 0200: 8086:1539

esxcli only one

[root@localhost:~] esxcfg-nics -l

Name    PCI          Driver      Link Speed     Duplex MAC Address       MTU    Description

vmnic0  0000:00:19.0 e1000e      Up   1000Mbps  Full   80:ee:73:b9:67:b3 1500   Intel Corporation Ethernet Connection (3) I218-LM

[root@localhost:~]

Is there anything else I can do?

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