Intel NC365T network adapter (Intel 82576 and 82580 Gigabit Ethernet Controller) is not identified during standard installation of VMware ESXi 4.1. The installation may also show the adapter incorrectly identified as Broadcom iSCSI adapter.

To correctly identify and configure the NC365T as a network adapter, network adapter device drivers have to be manually installed. In ESXi version, VMware CLI utility is also required to upload drivers to VMware installation.

The correct driver for NC365T are included with VMware ESX/ESXi 4.x driver CD for Intel 82576 and 82580 Gigabit Ethernet controller, ISO image of the CD and can be downloaded from VMware site at http://downloads.vmware.com/d/details/esx40_intel_82580_v4002198_dt/ZHcqYmRwakBiZCVodw==

VMware CLI utility can be downloaded from http://www.vmware.com/support/developer/vcli/

Installation Procedure:

· Copy driver zip file from CD image to VMware CLI installation folder under Bin directory.

· Set VMware ESXi server in maintenance mode

· Accept confirmation for maintenance mode.

· Start VMware CLI utility and execute the update command. Enter password when prompted and wait for update to complete.

· Enter password when prompted and wait for update to complete.

· Reboot ESXi host

· All NC365T network adapters will be correctly identified after reboot.

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