ESX - NICs not showing up

Hello,

I have a  group of IBM x5 x3850's I'm trying to load ESX 4.1 on.  I get the OS installed fine but for some reason all of my NICs are not showing up.   I have the 2 onboard broad coms which seem to be showing up post install  then I have addon NICs (4ports per card) which are showing up on 2 out of my 10 servers.  Anyone have any ideas why these aren't being picked up by the OS install ?
I've checked BIOS and all card slots are set the same on every server.
brance2000Asked:
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
its highly likely you will need to install drivers for the interface cards?

can the interface cards be detected by using lspci at the console?

what model are the interface cards?

are the interface cards ALL in the same pci slots?
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brance2000Author Commented:
The add on nics are all in the same slots on each server.  They are intel quad ports.  Trying to find the exact model now... I work remote.  2 servers seem to see them fine which is weird the others dont.
One coworker said it might have something to do with the settings for vusb0 not being able to propagate the new intel cards.  Still researching.. Let me know if this rings a bell....
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
from what I remember quad port Intel cads may require additional drivers.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
did you try lspci?
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brance2000Author Commented:
ran lspci seems to see intel
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
model number, or cut paste here, Ill dig through our Intenal kb
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brance2000Author Commented:
Turns out there was an additonal driver update that was needed. per vmware support
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brance2000Author Commented:
I've requested that this question be closed as follows:

Accepted answer: 0 points for brance2000's comment http:/Q_27521468.html#37447460

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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
I'm objecting to the closure of the question, on the grounds, the question was answered correctly.

In the following post http:#a37381798 I state

"from what I remember quad port Intel cads may require additional drivers."

I also requested in http:#a37384236, to supply the make and model of the Intel card so, I could supply the correct URL for you for the drivers, you did not respond.
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