D-Link 528T on ESXi 5/5.1 (And now 6) procedure and driver.

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August 12, 2015 by aubreykloppers

https://www.dropbox.com/s/5k9np91y9his9un/DLink-528T-1.x86_64.vib.zip

The above is the driver you will need to get the D-Link 528T driver installed on ESXi 5/5.1 and ESXi 6

Procedure:

  • Upload the file (I placed it in root once uploaded) to your server and extract “unzip DLink-528T-1.x86_64.vib.zip” – NOTE: You can use unzip on ESXi5+.
  • Change your support level on ESXi5+:

~ # esxcli software acceptance set –level=CommunitySupported
Host acceptance level changed to ‘CommunitySupported’.

    • Change your support level on ESXi6:

[root@]esxcli software acceptance set --level CommunitySupported
Host acceptance level changed to 'CommunitySupported'.

  • Install the driver with: “esxcli software vib install -v /DLink-528T-1.x86_64.vib
  • You will then get the following screen:

Installation Result
Message: The update completed successfully, but the system needs to be rebooted for the changes to be effective.
Reboot Required: true
VIBs Installed: DLink_bootbank_DLink-528T_1
VIBs Removed:
VIBs Skipped:

  • Reboot once completed.

That’s it.

ps – You can check your configuration by doing the following on your console ( NOTE: I have 2 onboard and 2 PCI adapters):

~ # lspci | grep Net
00:06:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation 82574L Gigabit Network Connection [vmnic0]
00:07:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation 82574L Gigabit Network Connection [vmnic1]
00:08:03.0 Network controller: D-Link System Inc DGE-528T Gigabit Ethernet Adapter [vmnic2]
00:08:04.0 Network controller: D-Link System Inc DGE-528T Gigabit Ethernet Adapter [vmnic3]
~ #

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15 thoughts on “D-Link 528T on ESXi 5/5.1 (And now 6) procedure and driver.

  1. Technoish says:

    Thank you very much for this tutorial! This was very helpful for me! Tried 3 other NICs (realetk and what not) and there weren’t any drivers available. This was the last network card I could find in my close proximity 🙂 Thanks to your tutorial I’ve made it! Long live your blog! 🙂

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  2. Alex says:

    Thank you very much from Moscow.

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  3. Pikatchu says:

    Hi, first of all … thanks for the knoledge sharing!! one question… even all works ok it doesn’t seem to work for the DFE-580TX (quad 10/100 card)… network cards are listed by lspci, but not matched to vmnics…. driver installs ok, any help on what to do look for?

    Thanks

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  4. Vahan says:

    Thanks a lot for this driver, it was very helpful.

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  5. ESI says:

    There are two revision of DGE-528T in D-Link website. A and B. which one you tested in esxi? thanks.

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  6. zarl says:

    Hi cyber7,

    I’m unable to see network card. Can you please list out what did need to be done?
    Below are the info :

    1.) vmnic0 -> onBoard
    vmnic1 -> PCI
    vmnic2 -> PCI
    2.) Look like driver not loaded to vmnic1, vmnic2

    00:02:00.0 Network controller: Realtek Realtek 8168 Gigabit Ethernet [vmnic0]
    00:03:00.0 Network controller: D-Link System Inc DGE-528T Gigabit Ethernet Adapter [vmnic1]
    00:04:00.0 Network controller: D-Link System Inc DGE-528T Gigabit Ethernet Adapter [vmnic2]
    ~ # lspci -n | grep vmnic
    00:02:00.0 Class 0200: 10ec:8168 [vmnic0]
    00:03:00.0 Class 0200: 1186:4300 [vmnic1]
    00:04:00.0 Class 0200: 1186:4300 [vmnic2]
    ~ # lspci -p | grep vmnic
    00:02:00.0 10ec:8168 1462:7756 11/ 11/0xd0 A V r8168 vmnic0
    00:03:00.0 1186:4300 1186:4b10 10/ 10/0xb8 A P vmnic1
    00:04:00.0 1186:4300 1186:4b10 10/ 10/0xc0 A P vmnic2

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    • You are already seeing the HW on your system. Read the docu to see how to proceed

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      • Dean S. says:

        Hi Aubrey,

        I too am having the exact same problem with a DGE-560T.

        The device shows up in lspci | grep net and is assigned a vmnicX id but it doesn’t show up in ESXi?

        0000:02:00.0 Network controller: D-Link System Inc DGE-560T Gigabit Ethernet Adapter [vmnic1]
        0000:03:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5723 Gigabit Ethernet [vmnic0]

        ~ # ethtool -i vmnic0
        driver: tg3
        version: 3.123c.v55.5
        firmware-version: 5723-v3.35
        bus-info: 0000:03:00.0
        ~ # ethtool -i vmnic1
        Can not get control fd: No such file or directory

        Can you perhaps point me towards the documentation I need to proceed?

        Your feedback will be greatly appreciated.

        Dean Swanepoel

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      • Andrey says:

        Hi. I have the same problem.. When try to up vmnic2 (DGE-528T):
        ~ # esxcli network nic up -n vmnic2
        There is no pnic with name vmnic2

        and, of course, no new network in client… where to go?

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  7. Marvin says:

    Got mine working, thanks for this so much!

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  8. Anh Tran says:

    Thank you very much! I just do it for esxi 5.1

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  9. Shafqat Farhan says:

    I have DGE-530T. I am unable to do this trick. Please Help me. I have done it on esxi 5.5.

    lspci|grep Net
    0000:05:05.0 Network controller: D-Link System Inc DGE-530T Gigabit Ethernet Adapter
    0000:05:06.0 Network controller: D-Link System Inc DGE-530T Gigabit Ethernet Adapter
    0000:06:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5721 Gigabit Ethernet [vmnic1]
    0000:0b:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5752 Gigabit Ethernet [vmnic0]
    0000:0c:02.0 Network controller: 3Com Corporation 3C941 Gigabit LOM Ethernet Adapter

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  10. Xtern says:

    Thank you very much! I just do it for esxi 5.1 and anything works fine

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  11. Shahid IQbal says:

    It works. great job buddy!!!!

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  12. Arnab Dey says:

    Thanks a lot.. working 100% Fine..

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