lukeglazebrook
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Has anyone created a custom ESXi 7.0 ISO with mainly community supported drivers baked in?

Has anyone created a custom ESXi 7.0 ISO with mainly community supported drivers baked in?  I really wanted to get my old lab up and running so I could learn the new features.  Unfortuately however I install blocker that basically said it could not see any of my NICs (E1000 & R8168) the Realtek is onboard and the E1000 are card based.

Regretfully I cant really afford to build an entire new lab Smiley Sad  My hosts were a popular community AMD based build list of parts.

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scott28tt
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Could me more tricky now this has been implemented:

What is the Impact of the VMKlinux Driver Stack Deprecation? - VMware vSphere Blog


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lukeglazebrook
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Balls ....  Smiley Sad

  1. Andreas Peetz

    April 17th, 2019Great article!I know this has never been on the HCL, but there are a lot of people running ESXi on commodity hardware with Realtek 8168/8169 NICs. It would be super cool if VMware provided a native driver for those devices  

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