Hi i am a tech support eng. @ vmware.
I have been watching this thread closely for couple of days.....
I was facing the same problem with my intel DQ board and 82567LM onboard adatper wich uses e1000e.
installed vsphere but could not get connected to host coz of network adapter had no connectivity.
install is perfect with right mapping to e1000e driver .
Then after a re-search found a strange issue.
MSI is enabled on this adapter.
This issue may occur if the Message Signaled Interrupt (MSI) mode is enabled.
To disable MSI mode:
Run the following command:
esxcfg-module -s IntMode=0,0,0,0 e1000e
Note: IntMode=0,0,0,0 refers to 4 ports; IntMode=0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0 refers to 8 ports.
Reboot the server.
And your 82567LM network card is up n running....
Thanks for the update.
Currently, I don't have such hardware to verify that, but once I'll do, I will try this solution.
BTW, what OS did you use ESX 4.0 or ESXi 4.0 ?
I am using ESX 4.0.
I too had this problem in our Lab, I was resorting to putting NIC Cards into the machine but it was a pain.
Using the command: esxcfg-module -s IntMode=0,0,0,0 e1000e worked a treat and everything is working fine now.
Just one question about this. They say "IntMode=0,0,0,0 refers to 4 ports; IntMode=0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0 refers to 8 ports". Is this referring to the total number of ports? I have two dual nic e1000 cards, so sould I use IntMode=0,0,0,0 or IntMode=0,0 ?
I'm going to buy Intel DQ45CB for ESXi 4.0 Update 1 and I want to be sure that I can use onboard LAN Card?