MSI 870-G45 (including new atl1e driver)
My build, working well after some struggles.
MSI 870-G45 motherboard (AM3, SB700/800)
Phenom II X4 905e overclocked to 3.5GHz (2.5GHz stock)
-ESXi 4.1 recognized the CPU, chipset, southbridge out of the box by default. SATA AHCI and PATA IDE both worked fine (ahci.o, pata_atiixp.o).
-Onboard NIC is 1969:1063 = Atheros AR8131, not recognized by default.
-BIOS has 'Secure Virtual Machine' option, no idea what this does but I have it enabled.
-I think AMD-V and RVI are supported (those options appear in vSphere client).
-No idea about vt-d; I don't have anything else installed on the board to give access to.
-No idea about FT.
So the onboard NIC wasn't supported. I ported 126.96.36.199 of AR81x Family driver from Atheros' partner page. I found out the hard way
that CONFIG_PM is not enabled in the kernel, so don't enable it when compiling / porting your drivers!
Supported devices should be (in theory):
I also tried porting the Tulip driver, but that failed (kept purple screening). Ended up ordering $15 Intel Pro 1000 from China off eBay.
Thanks for making this site!