H2+ with ESXi (NIC RTL8125B)

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H2+ with ESXi (NIC RTL8125B)

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Good Morning,

I tried to install various versions of ESXi but the NICs drivers are not present. In the last days I read a lot of articles and found solutions for the previous versions (H2). This solutions doesn't work with the new special Realtek NIC 8125B. Have anyone a solution of this?

Many thanks for practicable answers.

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You must wait because it is pretty new NIC and VMWare have still no drivers provided. You can try Proxmox in that time. In proxmox debian dkms driver will work.

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misaz wrote:
Sat Jul 18, 2020 7:41 pm
You must wait because it is pretty new NIC and VMWare have still no drivers provided. You can try Proxmox in that time. In proxmox debian dkms driver will work.
Thank you for your reply ... VMware don't support this kind of NICs since a longer time. You can read this in the official compatibility-list. I know this.In the past there are some articles from other peoples. They built a special iso including the Realtek drivers. For the H2 it's working, only for the brand-new RTL8125B it seams it's impossible at this time. Now I'll try it by using proxmox. Yesterday before I installed Ubuntu 20.x but there was not a network present :roll: too
Let me try the proxmox

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renarena wrote:
Sat Jul 18, 2020 8:33 pm
misaz wrote:
Sat Jul 18, 2020 7:41 pm
You must wait because it is pretty new NIC and VMWare have still no drivers provided. You can try Proxmox in that time. In proxmox debian dkms driver will work.
...I installed Ubuntu 20.x but there was not a network present :roll: too
Let me try the proxmox
You have to install the RTL8125B driver yourself, it is not currently included in the Linux kernel.

Follow the instructions there: https://wiki.odroid.com/odroid-h2/appli ... _on_h2plus

HTH

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domih wrote:
Sun Jul 19, 2020 12:39 pm
renarena wrote:
Sat Jul 18, 2020 8:33 pm
misaz wrote:
Sat Jul 18, 2020 7:41 pm
You must wait because it is pretty new NIC and VMWare have still no drivers provided. You can try Proxmox in that time. In proxmox debian dkms driver will work.
...I installed Ubuntu 20.x but there was not a network present :roll: too
Let me try the proxmox
You have to install the RTL8125B driver yourself, it is not currently included in the Linux kernel.

Follow the instructions there: https://wiki.odroid.com/odroid-h2/appli ... _on_h2plus

HTH
Thank you, I'll do it. Is it possible to use a USB-tethering by mobile phone for an internet connection?

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Yes, that should work...

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Hi,

here is a customized VIB for rtl8125. Found it in a vm community discussion.

r8125-EXSi670U3-vib-1.01.vib https://filebin.net/ux3tg7pdcdqk0h0f

MANY THANKS to kopfik :)

No warranty - use on your own risk.

Going to try it myself now with cusomized 6.7u3 iso.


Good Luck
Last edited by getFLASHed on Sun Nov 08, 2020 6:13 pm, edited 2 times in total.

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Running :)

ESXi 6.7u3 Custom ISO with

r8125-EXSi670U3-vib-1.01.vib
VMW_bootbank_nvme_1.2.1.34-1vmw.670.0.0.8169922.vib

NVME: Western Digital SN550 500 GB
RAM: SK hynix HMA82GSAFR8N-UH N0 AC 2x 16GB PC4-2400T
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nice dude!' i'd need somebody like you IRL... :D i have the driver for some time already i also wanted to make a how to, but mine would certainly not have pictures like yours :)
but anyway, if somebody is interested in manual driver compilation from a source:

https://koolshare.cn/thread-185370-1-1.html

did you manage to passthrough the GPU? i gave it just 10 minutes to try, i read some articles that it should maybe work...

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@getFLASHed,

Great! I've added the Hynix 16GB RAM module in the compatibility list.
https://wiki.odroid.com/odroid-h2/hardw ... am_modules

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Hi getFLASHed,

Could you please share your custom iso with the realtek drivers? or the compiled vib zip at least? It would be greatly appreciated!

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You can find it here: https://rb.gy/ac99xs

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getFLASHed wrote:
Sun Nov 08, 2020 3:33 am
Hi,

here is a customized VIB for rtl8125. Found it in a vm community discussion.

r8125-EXSi670U3-vib-1.01.vib https://filebin.net/ux3tg7pdcdqk0h0f

MANY THANKS to kopfik :)

No warranty - use on your own risk.

Going to try it myself now with cusomized 6.7u3 iso.


Good Luck
Where I could find the r8125-EXSi670U3-vib-1.01.vib link its not working. Thanks for help.

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Post by bikerrman »

Hi
I have Odroid H2+ with ESXi 6.7U3 with R8125 and NVMe patches applied.
It has an issue with VLAN tagging. When VMs are in PortGroups without tag, it works well.
But if PortGroups has a VLAN tag it does not work.
Frame arrives to switch with VLAN tag (this is OK) but when frame goes from switch to ESXi with the tag, it is never passed to the VM.
Did somebody the same issue? How to solve it?

Thanks

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