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  • 1.  Realtek network card drivers for ESXi v7 and later

    Posted May 26, 2023 12:46 PM

    Hello,

    Tell me who has or where can I download drivers for Realtek network cards for the latest versions of hypervisors 7 and higher? Necessary for integration into an ISO image, and further installation on a PC



  • 2.  RE: Realtek network card drivers for ESXi v7 and later

    Posted May 30, 2023 01:42 PM

    The drivers for all supported hardware is already present in the ESXi ISO.  You may find a couple of unsupported drivers in the VMware Fling site, but those shouldn't be run in production.  Check to make sure your hardware is on the HCL, if it is, then the drivers are already present.  If it isn't, then probably shouldn't be running it to be honest, least not in a production environment.



  • 3.  RE: Realtek network card drivers for ESXi v7 and later

    Posted May 30, 2023 03:13 PM

    ,

    Realtek used vmklinux drivers that have been deprecated starting vSphere 7 so you will not be able to get them as they are VMware proprietary and they come embedded into their ISO. However, you could try to use the following USB Network Driver Fling: https://flings.vmware.com/usb-network-native-driver-for-esxi

     



  • 4.  RE: Realtek network card drivers for ESXi v7 and later

    Posted Jun 02, 2023 04:14 PM

    There is some information about how to write or assemble your own driver that will be compatible with ESXi 7?