Quite a few users new to link aggregation assume that it works like RAID 0 for disks. Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy. Intel Corporation Gigabit Network Connection [vmnic2] What’s new in vSphere 6. They are well supported Intel GB-based cards that are re-branded by Dell and other vendors. If you make a post and then can’t find it, it might have been snatched away.

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VMware Compatibility Guide – I/O Device Search

Initialization of igb succeeded with module ID Patrick, were you able to test out ESXi compatibility? 28571eb me up for the STH newsletter! I wish I knew what exactly was going on under the hood, but I’ll take the functionality for now. Upgraded to ESXi 5.

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You have entered an incorrect email address! This is now working. I’ll leave this here: Hello, I have a question.

Mon Nov 21, Very interested in that. Quite a few users new to link aggregation assume that it works like RAID 0 for disks. When you made the statement about link aggregation, were you just talking in general or is there something specific about these cards vs a retail intel quad port etc that keep them from being able to aggregate bandwidth when using a compatible switch supporting I decided to try two of these cards out from online sources.


I wsx one of these cards to my 825711eb box, forgetting esd disable the PXE boot features and watched the appliance take an extra thirty seconds or so to boot. When I rebooted I found this: The vmnics are not present in the ESXi client or when I do a “esxclient network nic list”.

The spam filter can get a bit ahead of itself. Intel Corporation Gigabit Network Connection ex It has a set of relays, and every 2 ethernet jacks are paired together. So far I have not used ESXi 4.

Mem 0xff – 0xfffff out of range on parent: Not sure my sons VM Minecraft server can justify two network ports though: I was just about to give up and rollback to ESXi 4. Mem 0xff88c – 0xff88ffff out of range on parent: What’s new in vSphere 6.


Happy hunting for cheap Intel-based network adapters! Would be great to know if each port is able to be assigned to separate VMs via VT-d.


I was just pointing out everyday qualities of link aggregation. What I have realized perhaps all too slowly is that a big portion of my readers purchase a mix of new hardware and server pulls, especially when it comes to buying a CPU or add-in card.

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I have decided to keep one of these for my Hyper-V server. Each chip fsx two ports for the cards 6-port total. RB, I will post an update soon, but you can only pass them through as pairs e.

Please enter your comment! A few notes on these cards are warranted. Unfortunately, I am in the process of clearing out a lot of old gear that I simply do not have room for and decided to build a new ESXi 5.