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I’ve been having a dog of a time trying to add a dual 10GBe nic to ESXi.  I’ve tried installing the drivers and everything appears that it is installing but ESXi doesn’t seem to be loading the drivers for some reason.  This is an Intel NUC NUC7i5BNK host with a OWC Mercury Helios 3  Thunderbolt 3 PCIe Expansion Chassis housing the NIC.  The NIC and the expansion chassis is known good on other OS’s so everything points to a configuration issue on ESXi or in the bios of the NUC.  I’ve enabled thunderbolt at boot so I think that rules out the BIOS.

 

[root@esxi1:~] lspci -v | grep -A1 -i ethernet

0000:00:1f.6 Ethernet controller Network controller: Intel Corporation Ethernet Connection (4) I219-V [vmnic0]

         Class 0200: 8086:15d8

0000:06:00.0 Ethernet controller Network controller: Intel(R) 82599 10 Gigabit Dual Port Network Connection

         Class 0200: 8086:10fb

0000:06:00.1 Ethernet controller Network controller: Intel(R) 82599 10 Gigabit Dual Port Network Connection

         Class 0200: 8086:10fb

[root@esxi1:~] vmkload_mod -l |grep drivername

[root@esxi1:~] vmkload_mod -l |grep ixgben

[root@esxi1:~] esxcfg-nics -l

Name    PCI          Driver      Link Speed      Duplex MAC Address       MTU    Description

vmnic0  0000:00:1f.6 ne1000      Up   1000Mbps   Full   94:c6:91:15:0b:e4 9000   Intel Corporation Ethernet Connection (4) I219-V

[root@esxi1:~] esxcli software vib install -d “/vmfs/volumes/datastore1/VMW-ESX-

6.7.0-ixgben-1.7.10-offline_bundle-10105563.zip”

Installation Result

   Message: The update completed successfully, but the system needs to be rebooted for the changes to be effective.

   Reboot Required: true

   VIBs Installed: INT_bootbank_ixgben_1.7.10-1OEM.670.0.0.8169922

   VIBs Removed: INT_bootbank_ixgben_1.7.1-1OEM.670.0.0.7535516

   VIBs Skipped:

 

Still no joy after reboot

 

[root@esxi1:~] esxcli hardware pci list

0000:06:00.0

   Address: 0000:06:00.0

   Segment: 0x0000

   Bus: 0x06

   Slot: 0x00

   Function: 0x0

   VMkernel Name:

   Vendor Name: Intel Corporation

   Device Name: 82599EB 10-Gigabit SFI/SFP+ Network Connection

   Configured Owner: VMkernel

   Current Owner: VMkernel

   Vendor ID: 0x8086

   Device ID: 0x10fb

   SubVendor ID: 0x8086

   SubDevice ID: 0x7a11

   Device Class: 0x0200

   Device Class Name: Ethernet controller

   Programming Interface: 0x00

   Revision ID: 0x01

   Interrupt Line: 0xff

   IRQ: 255

   Interrupt Vector: 0x00

   PCI Pin: 0x00

   Spawned Bus: 0x00

   Flags: 0x3219

   Module ID: -1

   Module Name: None

   Chassis: 0

   Physical Slot: 4294967295

   Slot Description:

   Passthru Capable: true

   Parent Device: PCI 0:5:1:0

   Dependent Device: PCI 0:6:0:0

   Reset Method: Function reset

   FPT Sharable: true

 

 

0000:06:00.1

   Address: 0000:06:00.1

   Segment: 0x0000

   Bus: 0x06

   Slot: 0x00

   Function: 0x1

   VMkernel Name:

   Vendor Name: Intel Corporation

   Device Name: 82599EB 10-Gigabit SFI/SFP+ Network Connection

   Configured Owner: VMkernel

   Current Owner: VMkernel

   Vendor ID: 0x8086

   Device ID: 0x10fb

   SubVendor ID: 0x8086

   SubDevice ID: 0x7a11

   Device Class: 0x0200

   Device Class Name: Ethernet controller

   Programming Interface: 0x00

   Revision ID: 0x01

   Interrupt Line: 0xff

   IRQ: 255

   Interrupt Vector: 0x00

   PCI Pin: 0x01

   Spawned Bus: 0x00

   Flags: 0x3219

   Module ID: -1

   Module Name: None

   Chassis: 0

   Physical Slot: 4294967295

   Slot Description:

   Passthru Capable: true

   Parent Device: PCI 0:5:1:0

   Dependent Device: PCI 0:6:0:1

   Reset Method: Function reset

   FPT Sharable: true

 

[root@esxi1:~] esxcfg-nics -l

Name    PCI          Driver      Link Speed      Duplex MAC Address       MTU    Description

vmnic0  0000:00:1f.6 ne1000      Up   1000Mbps   Full   94:c6:91:15:0b:e4 9000   Intel Corporation Ethernet Connection (4) I219-V


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