I have 2 ESXi servers. Each server has 2 nics, one of the add-in and other one is onboard nic. All 4 nics are Realtek 8168.
A couple of days ago I've upgraded my ESXi 5.0 servers to ESXi 5.1 and noticed that add-in Realtek 8168 nics are not functioning on ESXi 5.1 although they were working on ESXi 5.0 properly.
I contacted with Realted and informed that inbox drivers of ESXi 5.1 are not compatible with Realtek 8168 add-in nic.
So I need to use previous (ESXi 5.0) inbox drivers of nics on ESXi 5.1. But I don't know how to do that. I need to your help. Is there anyone who can explain me how to accomplish it?
Theres something wrong with the compatibility list. There is a space between Quanta Computer Inc and SGI with no option for Realtek?!?!
FYI I have a Realtek 8168 add in NIC running fine in 5.1.
I'd try their suggestion. These are the wonderful problems we create for ourself when we gamble violating the HCL...