Thursday, 19 May 2011

Add NIC drivers to ESXi 4

You cannot add drivers to an ESXi installation during the setup process, they must be added after:

1.       Connect to the ESXi host using the vSphere Client and put the ESXi host in to maintenance mode

2.       Download and install the VMware vSphere Command-Line Interface
3.       Download the drivers for your hardware on to the local PC
4.       Load the VMware vSphere CLI and run the following command:
vihostupdate.pl –server [HOSTS IP] –username root –install –bundle [PATH TO FILES ON LOCAL PC]

5.       Restart the host, once it’s back up verify you can see the additional NICs and remove it from maintenance mode


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