Johan90
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EXSI 6.5 No compatible network adapter found

Hello,

I am starting in the Vsphere and I have a problem with a server where I have installed the Vsphere ESXi 6.5. I have made some passthough modifications for the web-browser and I have lost all the network ports. I have 4 embedded ports and a 4-port network card.

The problem is that as I do not have available ports I cannot access to administrate the virtual machines.

What can I do to enable one port to management?

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Thanks.

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RickVerstegen
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What is the hardware/model of the Host?

And did you use the VMware ISO or Custom Vendor ISO? Also check on the VMware Compatibility Guide if your hardware is supported.

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a_p_
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Welcome to the COmmunity,

please see whether https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/1022011​ helps.

André

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bluefirestorm
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You can also boot from a Linux LiveCD/USB and edit the esx.conf.

You can this old post as a guide Re: How to disable ESXi Passthrough my findings . I have used the steps to undo a passthrough on ESXi 6.5 and it worked for me but in my case I mounted the SD card which had the ESXi installed into a Linux machine to perform the edit.

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milkzzy
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Had this same problem today. Found an easier way than the Linux way (especially considering vmfs-tools does not support esxi 6+...)

1. Enable ESXI shell

2. Alt+f1 to access

3. Login with root access

4. Navigate through the files to /etc/vmware

5. vi esx.conf

6. towards the bottom of the massive file you start seeing lines ending in "passthru" change those to "vmkernel"

7. reboot and drink a beer

aniros
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Hi Milkzzy,

Pealse I have the same problem with my DL360e Gen8.

When I change conf file as you say, all modifications are lost when I reboot.

Have you an idea to solve this.

Thank you very much.

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