Intel Pro/1000 Dual Gigabit NIC PCI-X Card in PCI Slot

The issue that a lot of people run into when creating ESXi home labs is getting enough network cards to properly simulate a production environment, so they are able to segregate all of their network traffic into proper VLANs. Consumer level hardware doesn't normally come with 2 NICs onboard, and although adding additional NICs is possible, getting to four phyiscal NICs while actually keeping expansion slots for other things can be difficult. To solve this, I've started using Intel Pro/1000 MT … [Read more...]