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  • VMWare 5: New NIC drivers without recompiling!

    Posted on November 29th, 2011 admin No comments

    Ya, ESXi doesn’t allow driver disks during the install. Old ESX did but not i! Instead you have to have an extra linux box lying around and do a recompile to get it to work with the newest Intel and other NICs or it just fails on you!

    Well if you use ESXi customizer not only can you add new drivers to your custom build but if you are running ESXi 5 it will even spit out an ISO of the 5 build ready to be burned for your install. Best of all it even runs under Windows! Now you can get that virtual Linux without needing a real Linux box to begin with.

    BTW, if you are looking for an ESXi Intel NIC driver (82579 or the like) here it is!