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I have an ASUS motherboard (P5M2-E/4L) with on-board quad-ethernet (Marvell 88E8056), but ESXi does not see them.

I need 4 ports for my setup.

Would like to stay under $200.00.

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If Zoredache's answer worked for you, it's courtesy to accept that answer to let people know that it did. –  Bill Weiss Jun 15 '10 at 2:52

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I know most of the equipment we have use Intel Gig nics. If you want to go really cheap perhaps try out a desktop nic http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833106121

Also see whitebox ESXi for other suggestions.

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Awesome, thanks –  Corey Jun 8 '10 at 22:51

I bought 4 Intel NICs from Newegg for about $100. Worked great! Zoredache's answer led me to this solution.

Intel EXPI9301CTBLK 10/100/1000Mbps PCI-Express http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833106033

Intel PWLA8391GT 10/100/1000Mbps PCI PRO/1000 GT Desktop http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833106121R

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