Installing the HP NC365T in ESX4iU1

The HP NC365T 4 port nic is supported in ESX4iUpdate1 but is not recognized by default.
What I need to do before it is recognized, is to install the Intel driver for this card.

First you need to install the Vmware remote CLI

http://www.vmware.com/download/download.do?downloadGroup=VCLI41

Next you need to download the right package:

Link

Unzip de ISO en look for INT-intel-lad-ddk-igb-3.0.18-offline_bundle-396986.zip in the offline-bundle directory.

Put the zipfile in an easy directory like c:\vmware

Now we need to put the server in maintenance mode before we can install the driver package.

Start the Vmware CLI and use the following command: (do not copy, type instead)

vihostupdate.pl –server 192.168.1.1 –install –bundle c:\vmware\ INT-intel-lad-ddk-igb-3.0.18-offline_bundle-396986.zip.

Type your username and password. After this the update is installed you need to reboot the server before he recognized the NIC.

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