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Missing Broadcom 5719 tg3 NICs after updates

Just updated one of my R720 ESXi 5.0 hosts. I did the firmware via the Dell OM_711_SUU_FULL_ISO_A00.iso which included things like BIOS 1.3.6 but also updated the Broadcom 5719 NIC firmware. The old firmware was version 7.2.14 and the new … Continue reading

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VMware ESX/ESXi issues with Broadcom 5719 quad port Gb NIC

I’ve got some new servers with Broadcom quad port 1Gb Ethernet NICs in, model 5719. Nine of the servers are running ESX 4.1 update 2 502767, one is running ESXi 5.0 update 1 623860. Two servers have experienced this issue. … Continue reading

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VMware ESX 4.1 install onto Dell R720 via iDRAC 7 Enterprise

Bit of a fiddle as the ISO of ESX 4.1 update 2 does not contain any suitable network drivers for the R720. This causes it to fail. On other servers, at least the onboard NIC has been detected, so I’ve … Continue reading

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