I have a Silicom PXG4BPi Quad Port Gigabit PCI-X 4 GB ports NIC. Intel 82546 Running VMware ESXi 5.0.0 Build 623860
HP Proliant DL140 G3
2x Xeon 5160 3.00GHz
12 GB mem
Now I have gone to the Silicom PXG4BPi page. and downloaded the drivers for the card.
I installed the vib for EXSi 5.0 net-bpvm-126.96.36.199.3-1OEM.500.0.0.472560.x86_64.vib
rebooted and ran
esxcli software vib list | grep bpvm
net-bpvm 188.8.131.52.3-1OEM.500.0.0.472560 Silicom VMwareCertified 2012-07-31
So it is installed
But I yet it isn't showing the card being mounted.
I have tried to run
esxcfg-vswitch -L bpvm0 vSwitchX
Failed to add uplink bpvm0 to vswitch vSwitch1, Error: Not a valid pnic: bpvm0
Any Suggestions on how to get it to work?