Driver Network Card Intel D2745_GS3 with VMware ESX/ESXi 4.1

Posted on 2011-09-06
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
Hi everyone,

I have a problem when trying to install the Intel D2745_GS3 on VMware ESX/ESXi 4.1. But it work on ESX/ESXi 4.0 ...

I've download vmware-esx-drivers-net-igb_400 2 1 9 8-1 0 4 164009 246732(1).iso

See attachment to see the error when i'm trying to update the driver with vmware vcenter update manager. I've tried with the console too.

Thank you,
Question by:jonathan_camirand
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by:Luciano Patrão
ID: 36488611

Did not find that Intel in the HCL list, but found the chipset D2745

Try downloaded again that file, maybe is corrupt.


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ID: 36488627
Tried ... still the same error
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by:Luciano Patrão
ID: 36488637

I even did not find that Intel D2745_GS3 in internet. Are you puting the right Intel spec?

What is the rigth model of that Intel network card?


Author Comment

ID: 36488703
Yeah this is really the D2745-A11 GS3

It works fine with ESX 4.0 ... but when we try to install the vmware driver : vmware-esx-drivers-net-igb_400 2 1 9 8-1 0 4 164009 246732(1).iso with vmware update manager on ESX/ESXi 4.1 it doesn't work. This driver will let's vmware server to see the network port on the card.

My colleague have worked on that, but now he's on vacation so i'm trying to fix that bug until he come back. So i can't give you all steps he have done ...
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Luciano Patrão earned 500 total points
ID: 36488906

Sorry I cannot find any Intel with that reference.

And most of the times, Network that work with ESX 4.0, doesn't work with other versions.


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