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Hello All,  I'm currently upgrading my Dell PowerEDGE 2950-III with additional _Intel Pro1000 PTx 4 PCIe (V9.0) _TOE enabled NIC, is there anything that i should do to fully utilize this NIC ?  Becaus

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Hello All,

I'm currently upgrading my Dell PowerEDGE 2950-III with additional _Intel Pro1000 PTx 4 PCIe (V9.0) _TOE enabled NIC, is there anything that i should do to fully utilize this NIC ?

Because it comes with adriver CD-ROM and just wondering how to actually to make good use of it ?

Thanks,
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if we are talking here about vmware esx or esxi, then you don't need any cd-rom with drivers for your nics.
NICs should be recognized by hypervisor and then you will use vmware syntetic network driver (from vmware tools) for guests.
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Thanks for the fast reply,
 
 from the HCL list
 
 http://www.vmware.com/resources/compatibility/search.php?action=search&deviceCategory=io&productId=1&advancedORbasic=advanced&maxDisplayRows=50&key=&release[]=21&datePosted=-1&partnerId[]=46&ioTypeId[]=6&manufacturer[]=Intel+Corporation&chipset[]=-1&firmware[]=-1&nports[]=2&vid=&did=&svid=&ssid=

   i couldn't see mine, would that means ESXi doesn't utilize the hardware TOE ?
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ok, i guess that concludes my wandering mind today.

Cheers.
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thanks man !
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