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post #1 of 11
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I have a sun Quad port lan card that I want to use with esxi 4.1 or 4.0

This has been done before, (I have the exact same card checked the pci id of it)
See the posts by torrmkr here: http://www.kernelcrash.com/blog/usin...2/#comment-141

This will also be helpful to you:
http://www.vm-help.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=4

If you upload an oem.tgz file that makes my card work properly I will send you $10 in paypal.


also if you find (or write) a windows driver for this card ill give you $10 (99.9% sure it doesnt exist)
Edited by justinjja - 2/14/11 at 4:13pm
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If the Quad Port lan card is made my intel which i believe it is (correct me if I am wrong), it is the Intel PRO/1000 GT Quad Port lan card which the drivers for are here.

http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Sear...esktop+Adapter
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Its sun, and im using esxi server, so i cant just install a driver
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Give this a read, I believe this may be it then.

http://virtublog.com/2010/01/24/esx-...uad-nic-issue/

Edit: NVM I can't read I guess.
Edited by Bobicon - 2/13/11 at 9:15pm
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post #5 of 11
would it be too much to ask for the specific model and rev of your card?
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post #6 of 11
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pciven 108e dev 1001
exact same as the one i linked too

its called
Sun quad fast ethernet 10/100
board has rev50 printed on it

it uses the happy meal ethernet driver
Edited by justinjja - 2/13/11 at 9:32pm
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post #7 of 11
modprobe sunhme

the 2.6.35-25 kernel for ubuntu has it compiled as a module.

sorry misread the original post, i don't think this is what you were asking for.
Edited by Transhour - 2/13/11 at 10:09pm
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post #8 of 11
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Know it works in ubuntu, I'm trying to use vmware esxi server,
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post #9 of 11
couldn't hurt to try this

just drop the .zip extension, as this forum doesn't except tgz extensions.

i compiled this on a 64 bit system, so it might not work, but what i read 4.0 is 64 bit, so i don't know, i just follwed the guys directions on the kernelcrash site for the sky2 driver, but instead of grabbing the source for the sky2, i just modified the source for the sunhme driver in the kernel source.

this driver has been built against and uses files form the 4.0 source code release, so i would try it there first.
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couldn't hurt to try this

just drop the .zip extension, as this forum doesn't except tgz extensions.

i compiled this on a 64 bit system, so it might not work, but what i read 4.0 is 64 bit, so i don't know, i just follwed the guys directions on the kernelcrash site for the sky2 driver, but instead of grabbing the source for the sky2, i just modified the source for the sunhme driver in the kernel source.

this driver has been built against and uses files form the 4.0 source code release, so i would try it there first.
+rep thanks for trying, it causes a PSOD (purple screen of death) at boot.


EDIT:
I ended up getting it working a different way, I used a different Lan card that was supported to install the OS, Then I Followed the direction in the Link from my OP

Thanks for your help.
Edited by justinjja - 2/14/11 at 4:13pm
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