Connect to your host via SSH
# Run this command to find additional peripherals and devices: lspci -vvv
NICs I was able to identify.
- Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5719 Gigabit Ethernet
- Mellanox Technologies MT26448 [ConnectX EN 10GigE, PCIe 2.0 5GT/s]
# If you know what you are looking for... lspci | grep Mellanox
# Verify the driver's version that is installed esxcli software vib list | grep nmlx
Download the latest native ESXi drivers from here.
Copying the installation package to a datastore....
# Install new drivers... esxcli software vib install -d /vmfs/volumes/<datastorename>/Mellanox-nmlx4_184.108.40.206-1OEM.6220.127.116.1169922-offline_bundle-17262032.zip
# Perform reboot... reboot
# Check if the nic is available.... esxcli network nic list
Apparently the NIC is no longer supported.
However, I have found several statements on this.
Hier wird auch ein Workaround präsentiert.
I have tried it and cannot confirm that it works.
I will now try another NIC.
I will write another BLOG entry about this.
- Intel X520-DA1 10Gbps PCI-E SINGLE PORT Network Adapter
It appears to be compatible.
You can get it quite cheaply via Ebay....
I'll report back as soon as I have more information.