NIC driver for intel 82579LM
I'm trying to setup esxi 4.1 on an Intel DP67BA motherboard that has a built in Intel 82579LM gigabit NIC. It's a failry newish socket 1155 motherboard and intel's website only has windows drivers for it with no Linux drivers there.
Evidently linux does seem to have drivers for it according to this link:http://ircbots.nanonanonano.net/factoid.php?key=82579
And the drivers are a variation on the e1000e NIC driver. Is this enough information for me to begin to compile an esxi compatible driver for this NIC..how would I go about doing that?
Going through the PDF manual of the motherboard I see that it is supposed to have this:
Intel 82579V Gigabit (10/100/1000 Mb/s) Ethernet LAN controller
So I guess it's a 82579V as well as known as an alias of 82579LM.