Intel Classic Desktop Board DP43TF
VMWare ESXi 4.0.0 164009 x86-64 works on the following white box system:
-Intel DP43TF with on board 82567V Ethernet controller
-Intel P43 Express chipset
-LGA775 with Q8200 Intel Core 2 Quad Core CPU
-NBG4310H.86A BIOS ver 0082 with date 5/7/2009
-Corsair XMS2 DDR2 TWIN2x4096-6400C5 4GB RAM
-eVGA GeFforce 8400GS PCI Express 16 video card
-standard SATA hard disk drives.
-Needed to change SATA mode to ACHI in BIOS
-Needed to update BIOS to the version listed above. The out of the box BIOS worked but would crash when shutting down ESXi. (There was an error similar to a blue screen dump or in ESXi's case, pink screen)
Originally installed ESXi 3.5 update 4. Everything worked execpt ESXi did not recognize on board 82567V Ethernet controller. Used a 3Com 3c509b card.
Read that ESXi 4.0 supported the 82567V on this site http://www.vm-help.com/esx40i/Hardware_support.php
Upgraded to ESXi 4.0 following the directions located here: http://www.vm-help.com/esx40i/ESXi40_upgrade_without_virtualcenter.php
ESXi succesfully upgraded and recognized the 82567V. Only trouble encountered was when the upgrade reached 34%. The upgrade timed out and lost connection. Re-ran the update procedure and it started where it left off and finished successfully.