in my previous post about installing VMware ESXi4 on my ASUS barebone i gave up on trying to get the integrated NIC on the motherboard working.
today i finally managed to get it working. here is how:
- download and extract the oem.tgz i link to in the old post.
- download and extract mymod-network.new2.tgz from this forum post.
- copy sky2.o from mymod-network.new2 to the same path in the unpacked oem.tgz:
- open oem/etc/vmware/simple.map in an text editor
- save simple.map
- open a terminal and change directory to the oem dir
- create a new oem.tgz like this:
- OBS! ESXi doesn’t seem to like Mac OS X version av the tar command. use linux tar instead!
if you use tar from OS X you will get a Purple Screen of Death saying “Cannot setup ramdisk: Boot image is corrupted”
- copy the new oem.tgz to the ESXi host and the restart
scp oem.tgz email@example.com:/bootbank
add this line:
11ab:4364 0000:0000 network sky2.o
tar -cvzf oem.tgz etc usr
when ESXi is up and running again, verify that all your hardware is found and have a driver attached to it with this command:
the output should show that ESXi have attached the sky2-driver to your NIC:
04:00.00 Ethernet controller Network controller: Galileo Technology Ltd. 88E8056 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller [vmnic1] Class 0200: 11ab:4364