Re: MSI H67MA-E45 - i5 2400 - 16GB Corsair Vengeance
I and others have used the board without issues with esx:viewtopic.php?f=13&t=2913
My board has bios 1.7 and it works with both the onboard nic if an oem.tgz is used, or with an intel PCIe (expi9301).
You manged to install the ESXi original iso image with bios 1.7 ???
I couldn't until I upgraded the bios to 1.8.
I don't want to use a "customized" image for esxi in order not to experience any kind of problems and in order to be able to upgrade without errors into future esxi versions.
About the nic. We all know realtek is the worst and cheapest nic ever built. The intel nics have been used by millions of servers for decades and there has never been a single problem. Also a brand new intel pci-e 1.1 card costs less than 30 bucks so cheap to buy and worthy in my opinion.