Contributor
Contributor

AutoLAB ESXI installation failed :-

Hi Team, Can you help in this matter.

I am following AutoLAb to create a home lab for Vmware esxi6.7

I when i try to boot the the esxi host at very first time, it goes to network boot and install esxi,. while installing it fails and gives me an error

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

its a laptop on which i am creating a home lab.

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Leadership
Leadership

Are you installing ESXi directly onto the laptop or into a VM?

If directly on the laptop, have you checked the compatibility list for your NIC type? VMware Compatibility Guide - I/O Device Search

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Hot Shot
Hot Shot

Hi there!

It's possible that your current NIC is not compatible with ESXi. Remember that it needs at least a gigabit NIC: ESXi Hardware Requirements

Maybe adding an external NIC will solve your problem. Also, try installing ESXi from VMware Workstation. It virtualizes a NIC that might be compatible.

Please let me know how it goes

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