August 28, 2017

ESXi 6.5 Install Realtek NIC Drivers

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Install Realtek R8168 drivers

# Lower the system's acceptance level to allow Community supported packages
esxcli software acceptance set --level=CommunitySupported
# open firewall for outgoing http requests:
esxcli network firewall ruleset set -e true -r httpClient
# Install e.g. net55-r8168 from the V-Front Online Depot
esxcli software vib install -d -n net55-r8168
# Reboot

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