burdweiser
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Installing NIC's

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I need to install a couple of Intel quad port NIC's into my host servers. Is there a certain procedure I need to follow?

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mcowger
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Driver/modules are included on the boot files system for the ESX host.






--Matt

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--Matt VCDX #52 blog.cowger.us

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khughes
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Shut down the server, install the NICs, power back up and the host should see the new physical NICs available to assign to portgroups.

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burdweiser
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Will I need to load drivers for the NIC's?

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khughes
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No all the drivers should be there already

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burdweiser
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Just out of curiosity, where do those get stored? I'm guessing there is a repository for all major vendor hardware? I have not seen this referenced in any books.

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mcowger
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Driver/modules are included on the boot files system for the ESX host.






--Matt

VCP, vExpert, Unix Geek

--Matt VCDX #52 blog.cowger.us

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JoJoGabor
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ESX only supports a limited set of hardware, check the HCL list that the card is supported.

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