Intel D510MO Network issues
By using a combination of the "RTL8111_8168_P55_integr_SATA_Ctrl.(AHCI).oem.tgz" posted in the first message of viewtopic.php?f=12&t=1272
I was able to install ESXi 4.0 (Build 208167) on my Intel D510MO
The network adapter is identified (when running CentOS 5.4 using lspci) as:
01:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller (rev 03)
Subsystem: Intel Corporation Unknown device d615
01:00.0 0200: 10ec:8168 (rev 03)
I have used VMware (since version 1.0 about 10 years back) and VMware Server a lot the last few years. I'm new to ESXi for the first time.
The problem I have is that when I put a significant load on the network adapter (i.e. doing some large file transfers from several VMs) the system locks up. Or better: The network connection is lost completely. All VMs and the vSphere client lose connection to the system.
I had this a few hours ago and without touching anything it all came back (I walked away for an hour or so) . Now I have it again.
I tried restarting the Management network from the console: no success.
How I can I find out what went wrong?
Any suggestions on preventing this? Perhaps there is a better oem.tgz than the one I used?
Any suggestions are welcome.