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Author:  paguira [ Sat Aug 22, 2009 1:07 pm ]
Post subject:  Realtek RTL-8102

Hello,
How to install the driver of a network card Realtek RTL-8102 on ESXi.
thx

Author:  Dave.Mishchenko [ Sat Aug 22, 2009 8:04 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Realtek RTL-8102

To add a 3rd party driver to ESX(i) it has to be compiled specifically for ESX(i) as you can't use regular Linux drivers. The vmkernel of ESX(i) is able to use Linux based drivers but it is not Linux so you can't use the drivers in native format.

Typically users will add a NIC like the Intel Pro/1000 GT to gain NIC compatability.

Author:  PrestonZX [ Wed Sep 09, 2009 10:15 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Realtek RTL-8102

Dave,

I have heard a lot about the Intel Pro 1000 GT, but what about the Pro 1000 MT? What's the difference in performance? The MT can be had on eBay for less than $15, shipped.

Author:  Dave.Mishchenko [ Wed Sep 09, 2009 12:54 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Realtek RTL-8102

Is it a MT desktop adapter? I helped with an odd problem with a dual-port MT here - http://temp.vm-help.com/forum/viewtopic.php? ... 1439#p1439. Otherwise you would see similar performance other than the MT being a bit of an older model.

Author:  PrestonZX [ Wed Sep 09, 2009 4:18 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Realtek RTL-8102

Dave, thanks for the quick reply and info.

Yes, it's a PCI desktop adapter. Here's a link to one for $14, shipped.

Author:  Dave.Mishchenko [ Wed Sep 09, 2009 4:20 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Realtek RTL-8102

The only other thing I would track down for it is the specific PCI id to make sure it is listed in simple.map.

Author:  PrestonZX [ Wed Sep 16, 2009 12:52 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Realtek RTL-8102

Update...I recieved the Pro 1000 MT yesterday, installed it earlier and it's working like a champ with 4i.

I'm using a GIGABYTE GA-MA78GM-US2H motherboard with Intel Pro 1000 MT NIC and default ESX4i install from VMWare.

Author:  simha.chow [ Tue May 07, 2013 9:17 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Realtek RTL-8102

did u try with esxi5

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