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 Problem with Broadcom 57xx NIC 
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Post Problem with Broadcom 57xx NIC

I have a Dell Precision T7400 with a Broadcom NetXtreme 57xx Gigabit NIC that works and I also have a a Dell Precision T7500 with the same onboard NIC which does will not install ESXi 4.0. The error I get when attempting to install is:

Failed to load LVM Driver.

Anyone have suggestion on troubleshooting?


Fri Apr 30, 2010 12:42 pm
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Hello Ryan, when you get the install error, press ALT+f1 to get to the console and find the PCI id for the NIC -

Also while you're in the console, try this
1) esxcfg-nics -l -- you should get no NICs listed
2) vmkload_mod /usr/lib/vmware/vmkmod/<driver_name>
3) run exscfg-nics -l again to see if anything is listed. If something is then you just need to edit to add the PCI id for your NIC.

Dave Mishchenko
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Fri Apr 30, 2010 8:56 pm
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