Came across a strange issue today.. We have a DL380G5 which i've just installed two INTEL Quad nics - E1G44ET on a newly installed ESX 3.5 Update 5 box. For some reason the Nics are not showing up.. I've applied all the latest drives/patches and still no luck.. Anyone came across this yet?
I actually just took a quick look at the hw compatability guide...I do not see the Intel ET quad NICs listed, though I may have missed them. I do see the dual port NICs listed, but not quad...you may want to double check on your end.
The driver that you proved did the trick.. All was required was to extract the .iso and upload it to the /tmp folder of the box and run esxupdate esxupdate command and it applied the patch.. Once the reboot was completed all nics we're showing on the box.. Thanks for your help on this one.
I had this problem on an esx 3.5 box that was updated to 4.0. I was able to get it to work by following the instructions here for ESX 4.0:
After I pushed up the driver from:
I used the following driver.
Warning: your box needs to be in Maintenance mode and then rebooted.
Using the previous version of the driver didn't help at all.