Adding nics to a VMWare ESXi 4.1 white box server
Posted on 2010-08-18
I have a whitebox ESXi server that I build myself. The board had one onboard nic. I added an intel pro 100 card that has dual nics. In the cSphere Client, I went to Configuration->Hardware->Advanced and configured the passthrough for the pci card and rebooted. The datails say the device is running in passthrough mode.
However, in the console, when I look at the management network, only one nic is listed - the onboard one. In vSphere the new card is still showing green for both nics, but when I go to Network Adapters, only the original is listed. I tried creating a new switch but only the onboard shows up when I try to bond the switch to a nic. Does anyone know how I can get this to work?