在 VMware ESXi 5.0 上安装网卡驱动

昨天刚发现新购的 Dell PowerEdge R710 服务器上配的 Intel Ethernet Server Adapter X520-T2 万兆网卡居然在 VMware ESXi 里找不到,查了一下有 VMware 的官方驱动,不过需要另外安装。

到 VMWare 官方网站下载网卡驱动,然后上传到 VMware ESXi 服务器的一个临时目录 /tmp(用 scp 上传的话当然首先要开启 VMware ESXi 的 SSH 服务):

$ scp ixgbe-3.4.23-458775.zip root@192.168.2.8:/tmp

ssh 登陆到 VMware ESXi 服务器后解压驱动包,解压后会得到后缀为 .vib 的驱动文件:

$ ssh root@192.168.2.8
Password:
The time and date of this login have been sent to the system logs.

VMware offers supported, powerful system administration tools.  Please
see www.vmware.com/go/sysadmintools for details.

The ESXi Shell can be disabled by an administrative user. See the
vSphere Security documentation for more information.
~ # cd /tmp/
/tmp # unzip ixgbe-3.4.23-458775.zip
Archive:  ixgbe-3.4.23-458775.zip
  inflating: ixgbe-3.4.23-offline_bundle-458775.zip
  inflating: net-ixgbe-3.4.23-1OEM.500.0.0.406165.x86_64.vib
  inflating: doc/README.txt
  inflating: source/driver_source_net-ixgbe_3.4.23-1OEM.500.0.0.406165.tgz
  inflating: doc/open_source_licenses_net-ixgbe_3.4.23-1OEM.500.0.0.406165.txt
  inflating: doc/release_note_net-ixgbe_3.4.23-1OEM.500.0.0.406165.txt

使用 esxcli 命令行安装 vib 驱动并检查是否安装成功:

/tmp # esxcli software vib install -v /tmp/net-ixgbe-3.4.23-1OEM.500.0.0.406165.x86_64.vib
Installation Result
   Message: The update completed successfully, but the system needs to be rebooted for the changes to be effective.
   Reboot Required: true
   VIBs Installed: Intel_bootbank_net-ixgbe_3.4.23-1OEM.500.0.0.406165
   VIBs Removed:
   VIBs Skipped: 

/tmp # esxcli software vib list
Name                  Version                             Vendor  Acceptance Level  Install Date
--------------------  ----------------------------------  ------  ----------------  ------------
net-ixgbe             3.4.23-1OEM.500.0.0.406165          Intel   VMwareCertified   2012-02-24
...

安装成功后重启 VMware ESXi,然后查看一下 Intel Corporation 10-Gigabit 网卡驱动是否能被正确识别出来:

/tmp # lspci | grep 'Network controller'
000:001:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation Broadcom NetXtreme II BCM5709 1000Base-T [vmnic0]
000:001:00.1 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation Broadcom NetXtreme II BCM5709 1000Base-T [vmnic1]
000:002:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation Broadcom NetXtreme II BCM5709 1000Base-T [vmnic2]
000:002:00.1 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation Broadcom NetXtreme II BCM5709 1000Base-T [vmnic3]
000:007:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation 82599EB 10-Gigabit SFI/SFP+ Network Connection [vmnic4]
000:007:00.1 Network controller: Intel Corporation 82599EB 10-Gigabit SFI/SFP+ Network Connection [vmnic5]
000:008:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation 82599EB 10-Gigabit SFI/SFP+ Network Connection [vmnic6]
000:008:00.1 Network controller: Intel Corporation 82599EB 10-Gigabit SFI/SFP+ Network Connection [vmnic7]

使用 vSphere Client 客户端登入 VMware ESXi 以后,进入 Configuration 页面的 Network Adapters 应该会看到新安装的 vmnic4, vmnic5, vmnic6, vmnic7 4个网卡接口了,或者直接在 ESXi 上用命令行界面:

~ # esxcfg-nics -l
Name    PCI           Driver      Link Speed     Duplex MAC Address       MTU    Description
...
vmnic4  0000:07:00.00 ixgbe       Up   10000Mbps Full   90:e2:ba:05:2d:fc 1500   Intel Corporation 82599EB 10-Gigabit SFI/SFP+ Network Connection
vmnic5  0000:07:00.01 ixgbe       Down 0Mbps     Half   90:e2:ba:05:2d:fd 1500   Intel Corporation 82599EB 10-Gigabit SFI/SFP+ Network Connection
vmnic6  0000:08:00.00 ixgbe       Down 0Mbps     Half   90:e2:ba:05:29:98 1500   Intel Corporation 82599EB 10-Gigabit SFI/SFP+ Network Connection
vmnic7  0000:08:00.01 ixgbe       Up   10000Mbps Full   90:e2:ba:05:29:99 1500 

转自:http://www.vpsee.com/2012/02/intall-network-card-driver-on-vmware-esxi-5-0/

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