Quentin_ITP
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New network card not recognized in nic ESXI 7.0.2

Hi,

I've installed a net PCI network card for my ESXi running on a dell poweredge R630. 

I installed the intel X540 with 2 ethernet 10G interfaces. 

 

I done all the bios and updates on the dell host.

I manualy added the specific driver for the network card.

My problem is here, in the esx console when i type :

lspci -v | grep -A1 -i ethernet

The old nic are still there and the 2 news are there too.

But, when i type the command : 

esxcfg-nics -l

Only the old nics are there, and this is also true in the web page of my esx, in the nic part, only old nics are there.

I can found my new network interface in the material menu, but i can't use it. 

 

I put some pics to explain better.

 

Thanks !

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maksym007
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Have you checked HCL if card is supported? And try better with ESXi 7.0.3 last version

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Quentin_ITP
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Yes i checked if the card is supported, and it is. 

I'll try to update to 7.0.3.

 

Thanks

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Quentin_ITP
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No change after the update to ESXI 7.0.3.

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maksym007
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Does this card recognized from a Console perspective?

Try in another PCI slot if it's not only LOM Card. In the meantime how many network cards do you have on the Mainboard? 

 

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Quentin_ITP
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Thanks for you answers,

 

I currently have an broadcom ethernet card with 4 ports.

I tried to change the pci port for the new ethernet 10G but nothing happend.

 

From a console perspective, as shown in captures there is something, but nothing usable. And don't have the skill and experience to manipulate the esx from the console.

 

Thanks ! 

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maksym007
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does simple ping working fine? 

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Quentin_ITP
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On the old nics, yes everything work fine, that's my main system.

 

On the new ones, i can't get into the configuration menu, it's no listed in available nics on the esx. 

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maksym007
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Do you have any other network card model, simply to exclude incompatibility? 

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Quentin_ITP
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I can try to install an another ethernet PCI card that i have, i will post the result.

 

Thanks 

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Kinnison
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Hi,


Just out of my personal curiosity, but you have a specific reason to use the SR-IOV feature?


Regards,
Ferdinando

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