I have a supermicro server with an E3-1230v3. I am trying to install vmware vSphere/ESXi and it is complaining it can't find a network adapter. I did some research, and apparently none of Supermicro's v3 machines are marked as compatible in their guide. Is that because its still a new CPU? And is a PCI NIC a usable work around for this issue?
Thank you for your reply, I updated the BIOS and IPMI firmware and it didn't do anything to fix the issue. Is there a way to get drivers and install them with ESXi? Also, how do I see if the BIOS sees the integrated nics?
What model supermicro do you have? Chances are if it does not work out of the box, its not going to work or you wouldnt want to use it in production. VMware ESXi runs 99.9% off memory so having a overhead of drivers isn't baked into VMware's solution.
The processor has nothing to do with it, its your network card. It is most likely some cheapie Realtek which plays nice with NOTHING due to the poor driver support.