jahanzaib
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realtek driver upload issue to Esxi 6.7 [Dependency-error]

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Hello Experts,

I am not able to initialize realtek LAN driver to ESXI 6.7 host. When I apply the command "  esxcli software vib install -d "/vmfs/volumes/datastore1/net.zip"I got dependency Error  as below:

[root@localhost:~] esxcli software acceptance set --level=CommunitySupported

Host acceptance level changed to 'CommunitySupported'.

[root@localhost:~] esxcli software vib install -d "/vmfs/volumes/datastore1/net.zip"

[DependencyError]

VIB Realtek_bootbank_net-r8139too_0.9.28-1 requires com.vmware.driverAPI-9.2.0.0, but the requirement cannot be satisfied within the ImageProfile.

VIB Realtek_bootbank_net-r8139too_0.9.28-1 requires vmkapi_2_0_0_0, but the requirement cannot be satisfied within the ImageProfile.

Please refer to the log file for more details.

Pls. guide how to fix this issue?

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sudeshnas
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Hello@jahanzaib

Run the following command to confirm if the Realtek NIC is being detected under the list of installed NICs:

# lspci -v | grep -A1 -i ethernet

You can use the V-Front Online Depot that has the package "net51-drivers".

To install the drivers from the V-Front Online Depot, you must allow ESXi to use Community Supported VIBs.

Run the following command to change the host acceptance level:

# esxcli software acceptance set --level=CommunitySupported

Install the driver for the Realtek NICs:

# esxcli software vib install -n net51-drivers -d https://vibsdepot.v-front.de

When the installation is completed, reboot the host.

# reboot

Regards,

SudeshnaSarkar

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sudeshnas
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Hello@jahanzaib

Run the following command to confirm if the Realtek NIC is being detected under the list of installed NICs:

# lspci -v | grep -A1 -i ethernet

You can use the V-Front Online Depot that has the package "net51-drivers".

To install the drivers from the V-Front Online Depot, you must allow ESXi to use Community Supported VIBs.

Run the following command to change the host acceptance level:

# esxcli software acceptance set --level=CommunitySupported

Install the driver for the Realtek NICs:

# esxcli software vib install -n net51-drivers -d https://vibsdepot.v-front.de

When the installation is completed, reboot the host.

# reboot

Regards,

SudeshnaSarkar

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sudeshnas
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The package " net51-drivers" will include the following drivers:

VMware net-r8168, net-r8169, net-sky2 and net-s2io

Regards,

SudeshnaSarkar

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chalkynz
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Hi, that didn't work for me recently (2020-04-09) on ESXi 6.7U3, I still got the dependency error.  This did work though:

esxcli software vib install -n net55-r8168 -d https://vibsdepot.v-front.de
taitt1
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chalkynz

Your command worked for me on my Dell hypervisors.

esxcli software vib install -n net55-r8168 -d https://vibsdepot.v-front.de :smileycheck: