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Esxi 7 Broadcom BCM57765 Driver for MacMin 5,3 (Mid 2011)

I am currently running:

6.7.0 Update 2 (Build 13006603)

Ethernet:

Name    PCI Device    Driver  Admin Status  Link Status  Speed  Duplex  MAC Address         MTU  Description

------  ------------  ------  ------------  -----------  -----  ------  -----------------  ----  --------------------------------------------------------

vmnic0  0000:02:00.0  tg3     Up            Up            1000  Full    c8:2a:14:51:f1:19  1500  Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM57765 Gigabit Ethernet

igbn                           0.1.1.0-4vmw.670.2.48.13006603        VMW     VMwareCertified   2019-06-06

ixgben                         1.4.1-18vmw.670.2.48.13006603         VMW     VMwareCertified   2019-06-06

net-igb                        5.0.5.1.1-5vmw.670.0.0.8169922        VMW     VMwareCertified   2019-06-06

net-ixgbe                      3.7.13.7.14iov-20vmw.670.0.0.8169922  VMW     VMwareCertified   2019-06-06

When I try and upgrade to Esxi 7 it tells me it cannot find ethernet

Anyone have a workaround for this or can point me in the right direction that would be most helpful

Many Thanks......

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Unless there’s a “native” driver for ESXi 7, it won’t work.

And looking at the HCL it doesn’t seem that there is one: VMware Compatibility Guide - I/O Device Search

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Thank you for that

Much appreciated

Its a pity was hoping to keep this MacMini going another year or two and being able to upgrade to ESXI 7

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