VMware: Install Broadcom 5720 network adapter
Today I installed a new Dell PowerEdgde R620 host with vSphere 5.0 update 1. The Intel Ethernet I350 adapter was recognized and installed correct but the Broadcom 5720 wasn’t. I downloaded the latest Broadcom driver CD from VMware and uploaded the extracted content to my local datastore.
To install the drivers I used the following command:
esxcli software vib install -v /vmfs/volumes/pathtodatastore/NIC/net-tg3-3.120h.v50.2-1OEM.500.0.0.472560.x86_64.vib
^ full path to the file must be specified
After reboot the Broadcom adapter was installed successfully:
More information: VMware
2 thoughts on “VMware: Install Broadcom 5720 network adapter”
If you do much work with Dell servers have a look at their custom ESXi image that contains all the needed drivers from Broadcom, Intel, etc for Dell PowerEdge servers. I use it quite often and saves a good bit of time.
Link -> http://en.community.dell.com/techcenter/b/techcenter/archive/2012/10/08/dell-customized-bits-for-vmware-vsphere-5-1.aspx
Good one, damn Broadcom adapters