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Does anyone know if consumer video cards in Esx 3.5 will be ignored or just not work

Posted on 2008-10-12
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Would a consumer video card like the nividia 9600 gt be ignored during the installation of ESX 3.5 if it's on the unsupported HCL or will it cause vmware to crash and burn?

The Nic, motherboard, memory, drives, processor and disk controller are all on the HCL .



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VMWare ESXi will default to a VESA kernel module if it cant find a more appropriate driver, it'll most likely work.
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what about ESX 3.5? That's what I'm going to run
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Note that I haven't installed ESX 3.5 on a system running a PCI-X graphics card.
I can't think of a reason that it would crash, it should just ignore it and install a basic graphics controller for the COS. At worst if you are installing from the CD you may have to use text mode instead of the GUI installer.
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ESX has basically the same + more support for devices.

It'll just default to VESA mode, a crash would be very unlikely.
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thanks guys

by the way would a nic with dual ports work fine or would i need to have 2 actual separate nics to install esx?
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Dual ports is very common, just make sure it's on the HCL. Also be aware that some features require gigabit connectivity to enable.
You can sometimes run into throughput issues with a cheap network controller, but this won't usually occur except in highly utilized systems.
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Is  the Dual NIC an Intel card?

The majority of Intel NICs are supported and are usually a safe way to go.

Else, if its a dual on-board Ethernet controller, good luck - hopefully its a broadcom.
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