SOLVED! - RC2 amd64 on Esx4.1 - VMXNET2 Drivers



  • 2.0-RC2 (amd64) built on Thu May 12 17:58:58 EDT 2011

    I had the VMXNET2 (enhanced) drivers working on the last build before RC2.

    Invoked auto update today and now the VMXNET2 drivers do not work.  If I add those nics in the vm, no adapters
    are detected on boot up.

    I see a quick glimpse of a syntax error that says something like below but it goes too quick for me to see…

    load driver vmxnet = "yes"



  • This should be fixed.  Sorry about that.



  • I just auto updated to latest build.  Will add the vmxnet2 nics on monday.

    thanks

    If this works, I am done updating until the RTM version as I got everything I need now.



  • Just Attempted this with:

    RC2 (amd64) built on Sun May 15 04:20:20 EDT 2011

    Got same syntax error message and no network  interfaces detected when selecting VMXNET2 in the vm setup.  Back to E1000

    vm_driver load = "yes"    vm_block load = "yes"

    EDIT:  Just attempted with latest i386 build with Open VM Tools 3 and I have the same issue.



  • the packages hadn't been updated to sync from the new git repo until this afternoon so that change didn't come over until then, try again.



  • Updated tonight and tried the i386 package and still no network adapters detected.



  • I have tried various i386 and amd64 packages and this is the the one I can get to work

    2.0-RC1 (i386) - built on Tue May 10 07:59:35 EDT 2011

    Open VM Tools 3.x



  • /BOOT/LOADER.CONF

    once I compared the good loader.conf from my i386 build to the bad amd64 file and made the changes…it all worked perfect

    BAD loader.conf

    autoboot_delay="3"
    vm.kmem_size="435544320"
    vm.kmem_size_max="535544320"
    kern.ipc.nmbclusters="0"
    kern.hz=100
    vmblock_load="YES"
    vmmemct_load="YES"
    vmhgfs_load="YES"
    vmxnet_load="YES"vmblock_load="YES"
    vmmemct_load="YES"
    vmhgfs_load="YES"
    vmxnet_load="YES"
    vmxnet_load="YES"vmblock_load="YES"
    vmmemct_load="YES"
    vmhgfs_load="YES"
    vmxnet_load="YES"
    vmxnet_load="YES"vmblock_load="YES"
    vmmemct_load="YES"
    vmhgfs_load="YES"
    vmxnet_load="YES"

    GOOD loader.conf

    autoboot_delay="3"
    vm.kmem_size="435544320"
    vm.kmem_size_max="535544320"
    kern.ipc.nmbclusters="0"
    kern.hz=100
    vmblock_load="YES"
    vmmemct_load="YES"
    vmhgfs_load="YES"
    vmxnet_load="YES"


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