Adding Realtek 8168/8111/8411/8118 based NICs to ESXi 7

By | May 19, 2020

Refer here for ESXi 6.5

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 https://www.v-front.de/p/esxi-customizer-ps.html

Step 4: Run PowerShell script

PS D:\> .\ESXi-Customizer-PS.ps1 -v70 -vft -load net-r8168,net-r8169