Vmware ESXI Adding NIC

I have a HP DL380 G6 running vmware esxi 4.1.0 and want to add a PCI dual port NIC which is on the compability list so the driver should be available.

Will i have to power down the virtual machines and esxi before adding the card or can I install the card with the physical box powered on?
jjr1204Asked:
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IanThCommented:
only if your server has that some hp's have that it has a switch that turns off the slot so you can usually its got a red cover
IanThCommented:
not finding anything in the specs for your server sorry it should be in your manual
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
You SHUTDOWN your VMs and MUST POWER OFF the server and install the card.

ESXi is not HOT PLUG AWARE.

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