vSphere did not recognize Intel QUAD port ET 82576

Today i was at a client that ordered a new DELL R710 server with vSphere ESX 4 wich did not recognize the Intel Quad Port ET (82576) server adapter I have installed. To get the NIC to work, I needed to manually install the drivers for this NIC. The driver is located HERE. One downloaded, use a tool like Undisker to extract the files from the ISO. Use WinSCP to copy the extracted files to a directory on your ESX host. At this point you must put your server in maintenance mode. Using … [Read more...]