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Installing ESXi under KVM


I'm trying to test some network configurations for ESXi in a lab setting, my workstation is Fedora with KVM.  I'm trying to install ESXi into a KVM virtual machine using the evaluation ISO I downloaded from vmware.com.  I don't have any working vCenter or any other VMWare software running successfully.  When I create my KVM virtual machine I specify an "e1000" device model for my network interface, but the ESXi installer does not seem to detect it:  "No network adapters were detected.  Either no network adapters are physically connected to the system, or a suitable driver could not be located.  A third party driver may be required. ..."

Has anybody faced this before, and if so how did you resolve it?

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