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VMW ESXI 5.5 HCL for Dell Optiplex

Posted on 2014-01-20
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I am tring to configure a Failover manager for for ESXi 5.5 on a dell optiplex. when I load the softeware I get a configuration error stating wrong nic...how do i find what nic i need? I have gone to VM HCL but still didnt find compatiable NIC for Dell
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 500 total points
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You will need an Intel, Broadcom, or Realtec network interface which is supported and on the HCL.

OR, if you can find an ESXi 5.5 network interface driver, you can add it to the installation media, using the ESXIi ISO Customizer.

It may be easier to, use VMware Workstation, and install ESXi as a VM.

Check the VMware Hardware Compatability Lists HCL here

The VMware Hardware Compatibility List is the detailed lists showing actual vendor devices that are either physically tested or are similar to the devices tested by VMware or VMware partners. Items on the list are tested with VMware products and are known to operate correctly.Devices which are not on the list may function, but will not be supported by VMware.

http://www.vmware.com/go/hcl

Whitebox HCL


The Whitebox Hardware Compatability Lists is a list put together by the community that have had success with whitebox servers, e.g. unbranded or homebrew, DIY servers, which have been found to work with VMware Products.

http://www.vm-help.com//esx40i/esx40_whitebox_HCL.php

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The Ultimate Whitebox Hardware Compatability Lists is a list put together by the community that have had success with whitebox servers, e.g. unbranded or homebrew, DIY servers, which have been found to work with VMware Products.

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I found an intel a NIC that worked just fine...thank you
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No problems, Intel is best!
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