wreedMH
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ESXi 6.5 upgrade There was a problem with the Network Device specified on the command line. Error: No NIC found with MAC address.

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Hello,

I am trying to update my Dell R720 with update manager to the new Dell A02 U1 6.5 update/build. Upon rebooting to the new build, ESXi fails to boot with the following error and just sits there.

ISO I am using is VMware-VMvisor-Installer-6.5.0.update01-6765664.x86_64-DellEMC_Customized-A02

"There was a problem with the Network Device specified on the command line. Error: No NIC found with MAC address."

The card it says it is missing is my 10Gb Brocade 1020 that works and has the driver installed pre-reboot.

Any ideas?

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wreedMH
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I created a custom image with the driver VIB injected. Works fine now. I also upgraded to x520 NICs with are supported and on the HCL, so I dont have to deal with this in the future.

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hussainbte
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Could you share the confirmation that the device(N/W card) and the server are compatible with the version of esxi..

please check the serial logging for ESXi during boot to check for any detailed errors.

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wreedMH
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Both the server and NIC are on the HCL.

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wreedMH
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Anyone?

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ujjwal2018
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Hello,

What' the current NIC Driver -Firmware version on the server ?

Run the command -

1. esxcli network nic get -n <vmnicX>

2. vmkchdev -l | grep -i vmnic

Please check with the Hardware vendor and make sure you are using the latest NIC Firmware .

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UJ

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wreedMH
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I created a custom image with the driver VIB injected. Works fine now. I also upgraded to x520 NICs with are supported and on the HCL, so I dont have to deal with this in the future.

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