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 Intel 82578DC 8086:10f0 (on Intel motherboard DH55TC) 
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Post Re: Intel 82578DC 8086:10f0 (on Intel motherboard DH55TC)
Chilly wrote:
Hey guys!

As Peetz has posted, I posted the initial first version late last night(Mon Nov 14). As always, I provide them AS-IS and AT-YOUR-OWN-RISK.

Let me know any issues you guys are having, and enjoy!

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Chilly wrote:
First release for ESXi 5.0, it may be buggy as hell, cause your system to crash, etc etc, so I provide it AS-IS, I take no responsibility for any damage, USE AT OWN RISK. This release is designed for use with Peetz ESXi Customizer ( http://esxi-customizer.v-front.de/ ).

Let me know if you have any issues, if your device isn't detected or whatever comments you want to throw my way.

Enjoy!
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/27246203/E1001E.tgz



Hey can you help me ? I have a dell pc with Intel 82579, and I cant install VmSphere 5 because , it cant find my network, is there some link to the solution, cause I'm new in this vmware stuff, thanks.


Thu Nov 17, 2011 8:40 am
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Post Re: Intel 82578DC 8086:10f0 (on Intel motherboard DH55TC)
Maybe it's just the PCI device ID of your NIC that is missing from the driver's map file.

Please follow these instructions to find out the PCI ID:
http://vm-help.com/esx/esx3i/find_PCI_ID.php

and post it here.

- Andreas

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Thu Nov 17, 2011 11:03 am
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Post Re: Intel 82578DC 8086:10f0 (on Intel motherboard DH55TC)
Hello,

i used this method on a existing esxi 5.0 install (never has bin updated):
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Please try the following:
1. Install your machine(s) with the vanilla ESXi 5.0 ISO.
2. Log on to the console (or via ssh) of one of the machines and install the vib file by using the following commands:
esxcli software acceptance set --level=CommunitySupported
esxcli software vib install -v http://files.v-front.de/net-e1001e-1.0.0.x86_64.vib
3. reboot, configure all NICs, and try to enable FDM then


Since i installed the driver, i have spontaneous network timeouts. Is it possible that they result from the newly installed driver?

Is there a way to remove the driver again (like disabling support for community approved drivers?) So i could re-test the hole thing?

There are problems on all Interfaces (as well a passed through pci intel pro gbit card). Those timeouts aren*'t synchronous as well. so the esxi host hast timeouts while i can ping the virtual machines without problem. a few minutes later it's the other way round.


Till the install everything worked flawlessly.

Can someone tell me how i could help finding this problem?

Maybe the attachment helps a little. And lspci gave the following:

Code:
000:000:25.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation 82579LM Gigabit Network Connection [vmnic1]


Thanks for your work so far :)


Hardware: Intel DQ670W, i5 2500s, 16gb ram

EDIT:

Added log from esxupdate.log (--> attachment)


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Thu Nov 17, 2011 2:18 pm
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What kind of timeout issues? Can you get me log file which shows that occurring?

If its happening on a passed through NIC as well, I would suspect the issue lies elsewhere and doubt it has anything to do the driver. However you never know, I would love to see some more logs of when these issues occur.

This doesn't uninstall it, but it will unload the driver. Assuming the driver is already installed To unload the driver use this command;
Code:
vmkmod_load -u e1001e


To load the driver(again, assuming its already installed) use this command;
Code:
vmkmod_load e1001e


This isn't presistant across reboots, but it will work for testing purposes.


Thu Nov 17, 2011 5:19 pm
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Post Re: Intel 82578DC 8086:10f0 (on Intel motherboard DH55TC)
firestorm99,

you can cleanly un-install the driver by running the command
Code:
esxcli software vib remove -n net-e1001e

inside a local or remote ESXi shell. Then reboot.

For diagnosing the network outages it would be helpful to look at the log file
/var/log/vmkernel.log when the issue occurs. Can you post that here?

- Andreas

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Fri Nov 18, 2011 12:10 am
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Post Re: Intel 82578DC 8086:10f0 (on Intel motherboard DH55TC)
Hey, thanks for your advice.

I just tested the behavior with a different switch and changed cables and the result was:

- Same behaviour, but no logs in vmkernel.log at the occuring time.
- I Attached a pic of my network setup in ESXi. It looks like before i installed the driver. Only the Physical Adapter is now the onboard nic and the pci nic is passed through to an vm, but leading to the same network.


Next thing is i try to revert to the old configuration and unload the driver an see if it works again.

EDIT:
I removed the passthrough of the nic to the virtual machine and replaced it by a virutal adapter. Since then network seems to work flawlessly (before i lost ~ 15% of ping packets).
Will continue testing and reporting. Next i do is switchback to the configuration, where i had the problems. Perhaps a glitch happened during configuration. Do you think i should reconfigure everything networkrelated?

EDIT2:
Seems not a problem of your driver oder my network equipment so far. But the behaviour started right after i had the system configured like before, where i got the timeouts. the thing is, i want to use the passed through network card in my virtual machine for better performance.
Do you have any idea what could be the problem here? I'll try the now if the timeouts only occur on my laptop and test from another machine on my lan.

EDIT 3:
Timeouts occur as well from a third machine, when pinging from there to the vmware management interface address (about 12% mean)

What should i do now?

Summary of timeouts: Timeouts on all interfaces, but not at the same time, when pinging different virutal machines. This behaviour is nasty, especially when i'm copying files.

EDIT 4:
Just to complete Information my vmkernel.log from the session today, where timeouts occured again. Right now I couldn't reacht the management interface at all for minutes. Is there maybe a problem, as i have one on each network?


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Fri Nov 18, 2011 9:00 am
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I'm currently setting up my system to run some throughput tests. Once I've run them, I'll report back. :)


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Post Re: Intel 82578DC 8086:10f0 (on Intel motherboard DH55TC)
peetz wrote:
Maybe it's just the PCI device ID of your NIC that is missing from the driver's map file.

Please follow these instructions to find out the PCI ID:
http://vm-help.com/esx/esx3i/find_PCI_ID.php

and post it here.
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1502&CC_0200

- Andreas


Wed Nov 30, 2011 2:37 am
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I didn't have the opportunity to extensively (stress)test the ESXi 5 driver yet, but so far it is working like a charm for my management network.

Thanks a lot for releasing this custom driver once again Chilly!


Wed Nov 30, 2011 4:15 am
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Post Re: Intel 82578DC 8086:10f0 (on Intel motherboard DH55TC)
sadiq1425 wrote:
peetz wrote:
Maybe it's just the PCI device ID of your NIC that is missing from the driver's map file.

Please follow these instructions to find out the PCI ID:
http://vm-help.com/esx/esx3i/find_PCI_ID.php

and post it here.
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1502&CC_0200

- Andreas


If that was intended for me, those are my network controllers.

Code:
000:002:00.0 Ethernet controller Network controller: Intel Corporation 82541PI Gigabit Ethernet Controller [vmnic0]
    Class 0200: 8086:107c


Code:
000:000:25.0 Ethernet controller Network controller: Intel Corporation 82579LM Gigabit Network Connection [vmnic1]
    Class 0200: 8086:1502


Is it possible, that the driver is somehow working, but not correctly because of the missing id? Can't imagine that, i rather would say, that the driver wouldn't have worked at all, if there is the id missing in the driver file?


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