With the upcoming release of vSphere 7.0 Update 1 and specifically ESXi 7.0 Update 1, support for the onboard NIC of the Intel NUC 10 (Frost Canyon) is now included and the community ne1000 VIB driver is no longer needed. If you had previously installed the community driver, you can uninstall the VIB after successfully upgrading to ESXi 7.0 Update 1.
Do you know if by chance the Realtek drivers are added back in? I’m stuck on 6.7 U3 because of this.
Deckard Cheung says
Hello, does it also work for other gen 10 pc with onboard NIC such as i219-LM? Many thanks!
8086:0D4D not included in the VIB! Hence it doesn't work!
Giovanni Vigna says
I downloaded the ESX installer today, but the the interface is still not detected on the NUC10...
I am using: VMware-VMvisor-Installer-7.0b-16324942.x86_64.iso
Is it the wrong installer?
U1 was not officially released. Guessing end of October 🙁
Tarek Oberdieck says
Can you tell us the way to remove the community driver?
Tried to update my NUC8i7BEH from command line (i.e. esxcli software profile update -p ESXi-7.0.1-16850804-standard -d https://hostupdate.vmware.com/software/VUM/PRODUCTION/main/vmw-depot-index.xml)
It booted up with a "No Network Adapter found" message and reverted back to v7.0.
#Get the ESXi Customizer from git hub put into the same directory (directory you intend to run this from)
#Run the following from same directory
Install-Module -Name VMware.PowerCLI -Scope CurrentUser
#Choose your folder here
$baseProfile = "ESXi-7.0.1-16850804-standard" # See https://www.virten.net/vmware/vmware-esxi-image-profiles/ for available Image Profiles
$newProfile = New-EsxImageProfile -CloneProfile $baseProfile -name $($baseProfile.Replace("standard", "nuc")) -Vendor "virten.net"
Remove-EsxSoftwarePackage -ImageProfile $newProfile -SoftwarePackage "ne1000"
Add-EsxSoftwarePackage -ImageProfile $newProfile -SoftwarePackage "ne1000 0.8.4-10vmw.700.1.0.15843807"
Export-ESXImageProfile -ImageProfile $newProfile -ExportToBundle -filepath "$($baseProfile.Replace("standard", "nuc")).zip"
.\ESXi-Customizer-PS.ps1 -izip .\ESXi-7.0.1-16850804-nuc.zip
#Nice sexy new .iso that works, Rufus that shit and pump it into your nuc
see https://vdr.one/how-to-upgrade-intel-nuc-gen8-to-vsphere-7-0-u1-without-losing-network/ to get it working....
That's annoying, that with the new driver the older NUCs won't work 🙁
William Lam says
Yes, its annoying but please remember the Intel NUC is and has never been officially supported by VMware. The fact that it has worked for this long with minor tweaks which I've had to push hard internally has been a nice outcome but if you don't want to see such behaviors, please share this with Intel on getting them to consider certifying the platform. I suspect given the typical "cube" is not Enterprise grade, this may be a challenge but the new Intel NUC 9 Pro has building blocks of a system that could potentially land on VMware HCL, but remember platform certifications is done by the vendors.
Brittan Smith says
Tried installing 7 update 1 on the ASRock H470 and the NIC didn't come up. Was hoping the NIC driver was generic enough to support other SFF systems for home labs. Looking for workarounds.
Same. Dead in the water with a Lenovo M80Q Tiny PC.
Did you find another solution for the H470 ?
lucky nicolaidis says
Running Intel 82567LM-3 Gigabit Controller on my desktop, trying to install esxi 7 for lab environment, followed instructions above but still get "no network adapters found", can you advise?