bazza52
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NIC device names in Workstation (for ESX4 scripted install)

I'm trying to use an ESX4 scripted install from within VMware Workstation 6.5 (using esx ks=nfs:ipaddress:/sharename/ks.cfg ksdevice=eth0)

Problem is that it does not recognise the eth0 - it comes up with "No NIC found with the name eth0" within ESX. I have also tried eth1, eth2.

I have 1 virtual NIC configured for the ESX VM in Workstation (the same set up I have for other ESX4 in a box machines). I have also tried Bridged (Replicate), Host-Only and Custom: VMnet1 settings for the NIC.

Is it possible to test from the ESX installer what NIC devices are present? What are standard NIC device names in this situation? Thanks

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vishy123
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Hi There,

Having same issue, did you manage to find a workaround?

sample isolinux.cfg

label test

kernel vmlinuz

append initrd=initrd.img mem=512M quiet ksdevice=eth0 ip=10.0.0.1 netmask=255.255.0.0 gateway=10.0.0.2 dns=10.0.0.102 ks=http://10.0.0.4:8088/vmware/esx40/cfg/ks.cfg

Thanks,

Vishy

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nsusa
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And one more with the same problem. Anyone found a solution yet?

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continuum
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are you sure you use a e1000 for the ESX-VM ?

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Vishy1
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I'm using same conf for ESX 3.5 U4 deployment on workstation and Dell servers and it works fine, just not with ESX 4.0.

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prakashraj
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Hi,

To detect NIC in ESX VM inside of vmware workstation 6.5 you have to edit the .vmx file of ESX VM

Edit .vmx and add the following

ethernet0.virtualDev = “e1000”

monitor_control.restrict_backdoor = “true”

Prakash

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Vishy1
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Already predefined... still same issue

Cheers,

Vishal

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