5 Replies Latest reply on Jan 21, 2019 12:31 AM by AlehP

    Newbie question. 1st installation of ESXi. One NIC is missing.

    ivrudakov Lurker

      Hello!

       

      Recently I first time installed ESXi 6.5 with Net55-r8168 driver added to ISO. I have 3 NICs in the computer, but I see only two of them, vmnic0 is missing. Here is console output:

      [root@localhost:~] lspci -v | grep -A1 -i ethernet

      0000:03:00.0 Ethernet controller Network controller: D-Link System Inc DGE-560T PCI Express (x1) Gigabit Ethernet Adapter [vmnic2]

               Class 0200: 1186:4300

      --

      0000:04:00.0 Ethernet controller Network controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. P8P67 and other motherboards [vmnic1]

               Class 0200: 10ec:8168

      --

      0000:06:00.0 Ethernet controller Network controller: D-Link System Inc DGE-528T PCI Gigabit Ethernet Adapter [vmnic0]

               Class 0200: 1186:4300

      [root@localhost:~] esxcfg-nics -l

      Name    PCI          Driver      Link Speed      Duplex MAC Address       MTU    Description

      vmnic1  0000:04:00.0 r8168       Down 0Mbps      Half   00:0b:0e:0f:00:ed 1500   Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. P8P67 and other motherboards

      vmnic2  0000:03:00.0 r8168       Up   1000Mbps   Full   c4:a8:1d:7d:a0:fa 1500   D-Link System Inc DGE-560T PCI Express (x1) Gigabit Ethernet Adapter

      I thought Net55-r8168 has a driver for D-Link DGE-528T, the card has the same class as DGE-560T... So I don't understand what's going on, cause I have little to no experience with ESXi and *nix in general. How to get it working from here?


      Still have no machines in this installation, so it could be easily reinstalled.