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Vmware EsXi 5.0.0 Network Card Driver - Problem

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Hi , every body.

I am trying to install EsXi 5.0.0 Standard in a Intel Mother board

DQ67OW

http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/motherboards/desktop-motherboards/desktop-board-dq67ow.html?wapkw=dq67ow

When the setup (iso cd), start didn't dettect the LAN driver, how can install that driver to work with EsXi 5.0.0?

I hope somebody can help me .
Thanks
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 500 total points
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The network card on the motherboard is NOT supported by ESXi 5.0. It happens check out the following resources to check if the network card is supported.

http://www.vmware.com/resources/compatibility/search.php
http://vm-help.com/Whitebox_HCL.php
http://ultimatewhitebox.com/
http://communities.vmware.com/cshwsw.jspa

This is a very grey area on EE, on whether I can guide you, on how to add the network driver to ESXi 5.0, because it can be considered a breach of the EULA, in an attempt to "hack" the installation to provide driver support for your un-supported motherboard.

If it is a breach of the EULA, it I cannot discuss this on EE.

However, I have published an article on my blog, on how to complete this activity.

How to Add Devices and Drivers to ESXi 5.0
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i tried to install vsphere 4.1 with this network card & it was success. i think it will do for version 5 too. first try with a usb flash drive
with rmprepusb
http://www.virtualgeekhub.net/content/how-install-vmware-vsphere-hypervisor-esxi-410-usb-stick

download oem.tgz file from http://www.vm-help.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=11181#p11181
then plug usb flash to a ubuntu pc. (i booted a vm inside vmware workstatiion with a ubuntu live CD).
replace oem.tgz & reboot with it on DQ67OW pc

you can use this to create custom iso file http://v-front.blogspot.com/p/esxi-customizer.html

keep in touch with this link http://www.vm-help.com//esx40i/esx40_whitebox_HCL.php
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Again I cannot guide you because it cannot be discussed on EE. It will not work for ESXi 5.0. ESXi 5.0 is engineered differently.

See previous post for details.
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yes you are correct. i tried it no success .but i think with in few days this will be done . is it?
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Sorry, you've hijacked this post. I thought you were the Asker. Please ask yourself a new question if you have an issue.
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by:upalakshitha
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no. after posting my first post in this question, today evening i tried it  . then i posted my result. is it wrong ?
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@upalakshitha:
okay, I've misunderstood and interpretted your post.

Yes it is wrong. ESXi 5.0 is different to ESXi 4.0. I believe my Blog, is the first post on the subject.

you could try try the esxi-customizer it may work, but no help can be given on EE.
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esxi-customizer did not work for vsphere 5.0 with oem.tgz. if i can find vib it will success
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ah, okay if it only supports official vibs, see my article.
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