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ESXi 5.0

Posted: Mon Jun 18, 2012 2:55 pm
by DemolitionMan
I'm interested in running ESXi 5.0 on an Intense PC.

Question 1: what is the network card that is installed on the board?

Question 2: It Seems that the 4 Gigabit NIC FACE module has intel Cards that re supposed to pe supported by ESXi, what is the price of one?

Thanks in Advance,

Re: ESXi 5.0

Posted: Mon Jun 18, 2012 3:37 pm
by gabrielh
There is a two GBE
1. RTL8111D ... ProdID=193
2. Intel(r) 82579 ... -brief.pdf

Face model's NIC

IntelĀ® 82583V Gigabit Ethernet Controller ... Controller

Re: ESXi 5.0

Posted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 10:12 am
by evgeniy
Hi, i tried to install ESXI 5.1 and 5.0 on IntencePC with dual NIC of realtek 8168.
Unfortunately ESXI detects only one of the nics :(

I need help!


Re: ESXi 5.0

Posted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 1:05 pm
by gabrielh
evgeniy wrote:Hi, i tried to install ESXI 5.1 and 5.0 on IntencePC with dual NIC of realtek 8168.
Please elaborate.


Re: ESXi 5.0

Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 1:15 pm
by evgeniy
Hi, I managed to solve the issue.

First, it appears that only one of the network card is Realtek. The one that is not being recognized is Intel 82579LM.

This is a solution that worked for me:
1) download tgz file from
2) convert tgz file to vib format with ... tools.html
3) upload vib into ESXI hosting server (using ssh or winSCP)
4) go into maintaince mode
5) run command: esxcli software acceptance set --level=CommunitySupported
6) run command: esxcli software vib install -v /path/e1000e-1.0.x86_64.vib
7) after installation, reboot ESXI server


Re: ESXi 5.0

Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 3:18 pm
by gabrielh
Thank you for sharing this info. I hope you'll enjoy your IntensePC :)

Re: ESXi 5.0

Posted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 4:27 pm
by joaofcosta

Just received Intense PC Std and when I try to install ESXi 5.1 the machine boots after the initial Loading screen (it loads everything and it boots when the ... message appears), and it never seems to install.
Tried with SSD and HDD drives and the same happened - do I need special BIOS configuration in order to install ESXi on this device?


Re: ESXi 5.0

Posted: Wed Jun 05, 2013 8:01 am
by joaofcosta
Hi again,

Found out that my ESXi installation issue was due to beginner's guess: I have installed just 2Gb of RAM, because ESXi needs at least 2Gb....
When installing ESXi5 the installation just stalled.... when I tried to install ESXi4 I finally got the answer: it needed 2Gb but I only had 1.7Gb! I than understood that the "missing" RAM was allocated by Video card and installed additional 2Gb module and now everything is rolling!

Great machine, by the way.

Ah...and thank you evgeniy for your important post: now I have two network interfaces up and runnning!


Re: ESXi 5.0

Posted: Wed Jul 17, 2013 11:10 am
by anguyen
Hi All,

I am trying to install ESXi 5.1 on the Intense PC Pro, but keep getting the error message below when it try to load the kernel and it just hangs there:

Memory map contains overlapping ranges
Multiboot MemMap contains overlapping range

Have anyone came across this issue?
Can someone share with me the processor configuration in the BIOS, if they have successfully installed ESXi?

currently using 2 x 8Gb Kingston KVR16S11/8 RAM, have also tried swapping different memory modules..



Re: ESXi 5.0

Posted: Sat Jul 20, 2013 5:42 am
by anguyen
Finally figured out the hardware compatibility issue.. after 3 days, of investigations..

For those who wants to use the Intense PC Pro as an ESXi server, don't use the new "CR_2.2.0.377 X64" firmware. You will need to downgrade to the previous version.

After downgrade the firmware to "CR_2.2.0.346 X64" I was able to install ESXi 5.1.. it still popped up with the hardware compatibility warning, but you can continue with out any issues... Rather then getting the Memory Map overlapping error, and just hangs there...

Great PC/Server ..! :)