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“No network adapters were detected” while installing ESX 4 on VMware Workstation

Today I was trying to install ESX4 on my windows machine on top of VMware workstation 7.I and saw everything was fine but while installing the installer complains “No network adapters were detected”.For you reference I have attached the screenshot.


After searching a lot in google I found the solution.To get rid of this issue you just need to edit the <esxname>.vmx file.

make sure the following lines are present for each connected Ethernet adapter. If there are multiple cards configured for the ESX instance, there will be one copy of each of these lines for each adapter.

ethernet0.present = "TRUE"
ethernet0.virtualDev = "e1000"
ethernet0.connectionType = "bridged"
ethernet0.addressType = "generated"

If any of the line is missing you can add the entry at the end of the file.

Also You’ll need to add the following lines in the .VMX file if your processor is Intel-based:

monitor_control.restrict_backdoor = TRUE
monitor_control.vt32 = TRUE

If the processor is AMD-based, replace the line

monitor_control.vt32 = TRUE


monitor_control.enable_svm = TRUE.

Now start your ESX installation.You can proceed without any error.