downloading large amount of ESXi network drivers

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Hi, I was looking to upgrade my ESXi ISO and add a bunch of network controller drivers to it.  I know I can go to each venders website to download the files then use my ESXi-Customizer to inject it to the ISO file.  But I was wondering if there was a large wad of drivers I could download and import them in one fail swoop.

Thanks all.  If there isn't I'm OK with that, just checking.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
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There was a repository at one time, but it's been abandoned, because most just prepare an ESXi ISO for their whitebox, if you particular server is not on the HCL, there is no requirement to add drivers to it, or you are using the OEM version provided by your Server Vendor.

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Thanks Andrew, actually I have a laptop I was using to take to sites to image them directly to the ESXi that was loaded on the laptop for convenience.  I have a licence for version 5.0, but that version doesn't have the nic driver loaded on it.  I used version 6 (trial) that worked (newer drivers I'm guessing).  The laptop vendor doesn't have ESXi drivers on their site for this device.
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The supported method of installation is using the ESXi installer.

ESXi 5.5 certified drivers will work for 6.0

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Thanks Andrew, you rock

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