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ESX on workstation 6 is Unable to find supported nic

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I have a dell d630 with broacom NetXtreme 57xx gigabit controller

Here is my configuration file on vmware workstation

config.version = "8"
virtualHW.version = "4"
numvcpus = "2"
scsi0.present = "TRUE"
scsi0.virtualDev = "lsilogic"
memsize = "700"
scsi0:0.present = "TRUE"
scsi0:0.fileName = "esx35.vmdk"
ide1:0.present = "TRUE"
ide1:0.fileName = "D:\MyStuff\ISOs\esx3-5.iso"
ide1:0.deviceType = "cdrom-image"
floppy0.autodetect = "FALSE"

ethernet0.present = "TRUE"
ethernet0.virtualDev = "vlance"
ethernet0.connectionType = "bridged"
ethernet0.addressType = "generated"
ethernet0.wakeOnPcktRcv = "FALSE"

monitor_control.restrict_backdoor = true
monitor_control.vt32 = true

svga.autodetect = "TRUE"
mks.keyboardFilter = "allow"
displayName = "Esx35"
guestOS = "redhat"
nvram = "Red Hat Linux.nvram"
deploymentPlatform = "windows"
virtualHW.productCompatibility = "esx"
tools.upgrade.policy = "useGlobal"

floppy0.present = "FALSE"

isolation.tools.hgfs.disable = "TRUE"

uuid.location = "56 4d 31 0b 4d 2a 23 09-aa 96 4a 00 cf 8c c1 0c"
uuid.bios = "56 4d 31 0b 4d 2a 23 09-aa 96 4a 00 cf 8c c1 0c"
scsi0:0.redo = ""

ethernet0.generatedAddress = "00:0c:29:8c:c1:0c"
ethernet0.generatedAddressOffset = "0"

extendedConfigFile = "Red Hat Linux.vmxf"

ethernet1.present = "TRUE"
ethernet1.wakeOnPcktRcv = "FALSE"

ethernet1.addressType = "generated"
ethernet1.generatedAddress = "00:0c:29:8c:c1:16"
ethernet1.generatedAddressOffset = "10"
tools.remindInstall = "TRUE"
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Need help with this..

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The installation starts find untill I click next and then it gives the error. Is there any way to bypass that comparability problem?
svs

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Are you trying to install ESX itself or use a VM in it?
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Well I learn something new everyday... what a great way to play with ESX.
Check this article out:
http://vmblog.com/archive/2007/11/01/more-on-installing-vmware-esx-server-inside-a-workstation-6-vm.aspx
Cheers
Stu

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I had read all those articles. It had to do with an unsupported NIC in my machine. I was able to install it in another one...thanks anyway..
Roshan MohammedCloud Engineering Officer
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This line is used if the nic card is an intel gigabit card:
ethernet0.virtualDev = "e1000"

Try and see if it works. Most likey you'll have to find the boradcom parameter for it.

Thanks
jandelbasanalSystem Administrator

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ethernet0.virtualDev = "e1000"  >>>this works also

also dont forget to put this line...

  monitor_control.restrict_backdoor = TRUE
  monitor_control.vt32 = TRUE
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Not sure if you ever resolved this one - but the new version of workstation (7) support wms with vSphere adn ESXi
Cheers
Stu
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