Wednesday, 20 January 2016

"No Network Adapters Found" For Nested ESXi 6.0 Host

Written by Suhas Savkoor

While setting up a nested ESXi 6.0 host, you will come across the following error during the installation:

Now, it says no network adapter found for this virtual machine on where I am trying to install the ESXi 6.0. Funny, because during creation of the virtual machine I have specified one network card of the e1000 type.
Now, if I SSH to the actual ESXi hosting this virtual ESXi, I see that there is a network adapter "e1000" listed in the .vmx file of the virtual machine. And this virtual machine resides on the appropriate network.

Now the funny thing about this is, the virtual machine that I created for this ESXi was allocated with 2GB of RAM. The minimum memory requirement for a 6.0 ESXi host is a 4GB RAM. I did not receive a warning during the installation, which is quite weird. However, upon changing the memory to 4GB I was able to proceed with the installation successfully.

Well, there you go!