Relief for all those Virtualiztion Enthusiast who wants to build their Virtualization lab in their home with simple hardwares. Unfortunately, ESXi 6 donot support NICs made for consumer purpose and only supports server grade NICs. But why buy those costly NICs when all motherboards now-a-days provides us with gigabit NIC and even if you don’t have an on board gigE NIC, DLink provides a nice DGE-528T GiGE NIC for our use.
Now, for those who are new with ESXi 6 and stuffs, I have created an ISO with latest ESXi 6 which is patched with Realtek 8168, Realtek 8169 & DLink DGE-528T Drivers. Just install the ISO using your pen drive or a CD and all your supported NICs will be detected automatically.
This ISO is tested with all the above mentioned NICs and is working successfully.
Thanks to VMware Front Experience for providing such an useful tool and setting up our home lab hassle-free…
Download ESXi 6 ISO from – http://i.srijit.com/esxi6
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