Nic Teaming on ESXi 5.1

I have a PowerEdge 2950 with 2 NICs. I have loaded ESXI 5.1 on the server. When i am on the ESXI 5.1 control panel and go to the network section there is only 1 nic listed and i see no way to add a second nic.

how do i get the second nic added so that i can do nic teaming?
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Chris HInfrastructure ManagerCommented:
Click on the IP address/hostname in vsphere on the left

Click the configuration tab on the right

click networking

click add networking

choose "virtual machines"

choose your nics and keep clicking next/finish

Chris HInfrastructure ManagerCommented:
You can also click "properties" on the network adapter under configuration you already have added and choose extra nics to team with there, too.
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Check the Properties of the vSwitch

NICs are added to a vSwitch!
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
E.g. edit the vSwitch and add other nics
mikesiegelAuthor Commented:
Let me clarify. In vSphere Client the second NIC is not appearing. So what i I did was log in to the actual physical server and tried to configure the network and that is where i saw that only one nic was listed.
Chris HInfrastructure ManagerCommented:
Do you only have one nic enabled in the BIOS?

Is this a Broadcomm 4 port or Intel 4 port?
mikesiegelAuthor Commented:
I was afraid you were going to say i have not enabled the nic in the BIOS.

This is a Broadcomm 4 port.

I have to bring the server down obviously to enable the NIC in the BIOS so that will have to wait until i have scheduled down time.
mikesiegelAuthor Commented:
Let's put this on hold until i get that enabled
Chris HInfrastructure ManagerCommented:
Is this an expansion card (pci-x,e..etc) NIC?  

It may not be compatible.
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Well that comes down to

Old firmware so update firmware

And ensure you are using the DELL OEM version of ESXi from Dell so you are using the correct drivers.

Also download the newer drivers

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mikesiegelAuthor Commented:
Until i get a maintenance window i cannot do anything on this item...will get back to you all in a week or two
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