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VI client doesn't let me add another virtual ethernet adapeter to a centos 5.2 guest vm on ESXi 3.5.

Is there a way to achieve this via some command like tricks?

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No - you cannot hot add Ethernet cards on any version of VMware ESX or ESXi. There isn't any command line way around this on ESX\i 3.5 (or on V4).

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it's coming in 4.whatever for W2K8R2 VMs btw ;) – Chopper3 Mar 26 '10 at 22:12
Interesting - it's not something I'd have put very high on my list of desired features but clearly there is some demand. – Helvick Mar 26 '10 at 23:08

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