The drivers are not loaded, correct. That adapter uses the Realtek 8139 chipset which is not on the HCL list for ESXi.
You can however load the drivers to support it with this VIB located at https://vibsdepot.v-front.de/wiki/index.php/Net-r8139too
You can install it following the directions I wrote in a blog entry on my neglected website here: http://mrcaseyjames.com/?p=33#more-33 just make adjustments from net-e1000e driver I installed to the net-r8139too driver. Make sure you follow the part about setting acceptance level to community.
Let me know how it works out.
Thanks for the suggestion. I tried what you explained in those links and my LAN card is still not getting detected. Here's more information:
1) There's only 1 LAN port currently active:
[root@hpz600:~] esxcfg-nics -l
Name PCI Driver Link Speed Duplex MAC Address MTU Description
vmnic0 0000:01:00.0 tg3 Up 1000Mbps Full 00:25:b3:d0:e8:5c 1500 Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5764M Gigabit Ethernet
2) However, there are 2 other PCI Cards detected:
[root@hpz600:~] lspci -v | grep -A1 -i ethernet
0000:01:00.0 Ethernet controller Network controller: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5764M Gigabit Ethernet [vmnic0]
Class 0200: 14e4:1684
0000:37:04.0 Ethernet controller Network controller: Intel Corporation 82558B PRO/100+ PCI (TP)
Class 0200: 8086:1229
0000:37:09.0 Ethernet controller Network controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. DFE-520TX Fast Ethernet PCI Adapter
Class 0200: 1106:3106
3) I can also confirm that the VIBs you wanted me to install are in place:
[root@hpz600:~] esxcli software vib list | grep net-e
net-e1000e 184.108.40.206-glr2 GLRoman CommunitySupported 2016-04-22
net-e1000 220.127.116.11-5vmw.600.0.0.2494585 VMware VMwareCertified 2016-04-09
net-enic 18.104.22.168-2vmw.600.0.0.2494585 VMware VMwareCertified 2016-04-09
Any other suggestions on how to fix this?
You are just showing me that you installed the VIB listed in the second link. I said to install the VIB from the first link based off the instructions in the second link.
esxcli software vib install -d "/vmfs/volumes/Datastore/DirectoryName/net-r8139too-0.9.28-1-offline_bundle.zip
esxcli software vib list | grep net-r8139
Hello! Thank you for you answers and ideas!
I tryed to do it and i got from esxcli message that vib is installed:
Message: Host is not changed.
Reboot Required: false
VIBs Installed: Realtek_bootbank_net-r8139too_0.9.28-1
But when i execute command "esxcli software vib list | grep r8139" i got nothing.
Then when i try to install vib again is says
VIBs Skipped: Realtek_bootbank_net-r8139too_0.9.28-1
So i think that vib is installed.
But arter restarting ESXi there is no NIC DFE-520 in the network cards configuration list.
I run it on ESXi 5.1.0 U1
lspci | dfe says:
00:09:0d.0 Network controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. DFE-520TX Fast Ethernet PCI Adapter
vmkchdev -l | grep 00:09:0d.0
00:09:0d.0 1106:3106 1186:1405 vmkernel
As i see in "Supported Devices / PCI IDs" in your first ilnk this NIC PCI IDs is not supported by this bundle.
MrCaseyJames, help me plase! Is there another solution?