Re: How to install intel 82557 adapter on ESXI4.1?
Since I had the option to do it: I threw away the old 8139D to instead make an attempt with a newer RTL8169SD that I luckily had in hands as well.
The latter one seems indeed to have drawn more attention and even contributors designing an oem.tgz for it
The problem is, as I briefly mentioned in my previous message, that I am already booting up on a modified oem.tgz file in order to be able to use yet another unsupported NIC by my ESXi 4.1 (Intel 82578DM)
I tried to combine both oem files by copying the r8169.o driver into the earlier oem.tgz file, as well as amending simple.map with the following lines where they should be based on the oem.file for RTL8169SD found on this forum:
10ec:8167 0000:0000 network r8169.o
10ec:8168 0000:0000 network r8169.o
10ec:8169 0000:0000 network r8169.o
However it didn't work and resulted in the pink screen of death.
Thankfully I could revert it back with a Live CD but any suggestions as to how to make those two NICs work at the same time would be very appreciated.
I haven't tried to just use RTL8169SD on its own without interfering with the Intel NIC but anyway that is not what I want to achieve, I need both of them working together.