Step 1: Install ESXi PowerShell Module
Run PowerShell with elevated privilege (run as administrator)

PS D:\> Install-Module -Name PowerShellGet -Force
PS D:\> Install-Module -Name VMware.PowerCLI

Step 2: Changing the Windows PowerShell Script Execution Policy

PS D:\Set-ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted

Step 3: Download ESXi-Customizer-PS
Go to and download ESXi-Customizer-PS-v2.5.1.ps1 and move the script to D:\ (to ease our job)

Step 4: Run PowerShell script

PS D:\> .\ESXi-Customizer-PS-v2.5.1.ps1 -vft -load net55-r8168

net55-r8168 is the package name from containing Realtek NICs driver.
PS D:>.\ESXi-Customizer-PS-v2.5.1.ps1 -help for more customization

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