Monday, January 5, 2009

HP Blade Quad Port Nics and VMWare

If you have a need for a quad port NIC on the HP c-Class Blades on ESX, make sure it is the NC325m and not the NC364m. The NC325m is certified for VMWare ESX and the NC364m isn’t.

The NC325m is Broadcom based (I believe) and the NC364m is Intel based.Link to the Quick specs for the cards and the VI3 Compat Guide:
A big thanks to Don at my company for helping out with this one!


Anonymous said...

How about this one?

Anonymous said...

The NC364m is supported now. See page 71 of the VMware I/O Compatability Guide -