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Author:  ichi [ Mon Apr 04, 2011 5:01 am ]
Post subject:  3COM test driver for ESX 4.1

I made 3COM test driver for ESX 4.1.
Please rename and test the attachment.

Attachments:
File comment: 3COM drivers for PCI-card
3c59x_oem.tgz [1.05 MiB]
Downloaded 3334 times

Author:  Dave.Mishchenko [ Mon Apr 04, 2011 8:59 am ]
Post subject:  Re: 3COM test driver for ESX 4.1

Thanks for posting this. Have you had a chance to load test this with a tool like iperf?

Author:  ichi [ Mon Apr 04, 2011 1:38 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: 3COM test driver for ESX 4.1

It operates in 3C905C-TX of me at present without trouble.

TX 34Mbps
RX 66Mbps

It tests further on the weekend.

Author:  massoo [ Tue Apr 19, 2011 11:28 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: 3COM test driver for ESX 4.1

Hi,

Thanks for the 3Com driver. I am successfully using it with my 3Com Corporation 3C905B Fast Etherlink XL 10/100 PCI Card and is recognized in the VMWare ESXi 4.1.0, 348481

Regards
Prashant

Author:  mike [ Tue Apr 26, 2011 5:55 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: 3COM test driver for ESX 4.1

Sorry, I don't get it. "rename the file" - to what? - and how did you upload the file to your esxi box, can you provide me with the vcli command or other means please :-)

Author:  Dave.Mishchenko [ Tue Apr 26, 2011 10:09 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: 3COM test driver for ESX 4.1

You'll want to rename it to oem.tgz. If you need the driver during the install then follow this process - viewtopic.php?f=12&t=4.

Otherwise, following this process
1) Enable Tech Support Mode (SSH) - Configuration > Security Profiles
2) Connect with an SCP client like WinSCP.
3) Copy the file (as oem.tgz) to /bootbank and /altbootbank
4) reboot.

Author:  ichi [ Sun May 15, 2011 2:00 am ]
Post subject:  Re: 3COM test driver for ESX 4.1

Mr. massoo

Thank you very much for the action reporting.
This test driver is using kernel version 2.6.14.1, and the source is not corrected at all.

Only what is supported with ESXi 3.5 is added though there are a lot of adaptors supported by the driver.

Adaptor added to Simple.map
10b7:4500 0000:0000 network 3c59x 3c450 Cyclone/unknown
10b7:7645 0000:0000 network 3c59x 10/100 Base-TX NIC(SOHO)
10b7:9004 0000:0000 network 3c59x 3c900B-TPO [Etherlink XL TPO]
10b7:9005 0000:0000 network 3c59x 3c900B-Combo [Etherlink XL Combo]
10b7:9006 0000:0000 network 3c59x 3c900B-TPC [Etherlink XL TPC]
10b7:900a 0000:0000 network 3c59x 3c900B-FL [Etherlink XL FL]
10b7:9055 0000:0000 network 3c59x 3c905B 100BaseTX [Cyclone]
10b7:9058 0000:0000 network 3c59x 3c905B-Combo [Deluxe Etherlink XL 10/100]
10b7:905a 0000:0000 network 3c59x 3c905B-FX [Fast Etherlink XL FX 10/100]
10b7:9200 0000:0000 network 3c59x 3c905C-TX/TX-M [Tornado]
10b7:9800 0000:0000 network 3c59x 3c980-TX [Fast Etherlink XL Server Adapter]
10b7:9805 0000:0000 network 3c59x 3c980-TX 10/100baseTX NIC [Python-T]

Thank you.

Author:  sparxx [ Sat May 19, 2012 5:36 am ]
Post subject:  Re: 3COM test driver for ESX 4.1

Hi there,

I haven't been able to get this working in ESXi 5.0... Has anyone managed to get the 3C905B nic working in ESXi 5.0?

Many thanks,

Author:  Dave.Mishchenko [ Sun May 20, 2012 11:00 am ]
Post subject:  Re: 3COM test driver for ESX 4.1

sparxx wrote:
Hi there,

I haven't been able to get this working in ESXi 5.0... Has anyone managed to get the 3C905B nic working in ESXi 5.0?

Many thanks,

The driver would need to be compiled specifically for ESXi 5.

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