List of currently available ESXi packages

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NIC drivers

  • net-e1000e: Obsolete - Driver for Intel I217/I218/82579LM/82574L
  • net-tulip: DECchip 21140 Ethernet driver (This driver allows running ESXi as a VM under Microsoft Hyper-V)
  • net55-r8168: Updated driver for Realtek 8168/8111/8411/8118 based NICs
  • net51-r8169: Adds the blacklisted ESXi 5.1 built-in net-r8169 driver back to ESXi 6.0
  • net51-sky2: Adds the blacklisted ESXi 5.1 built-in net-sky2 driver back to ESXi 6.0
  • net51-drivers: Deprecated - Adds all blacklisted ESXi 5.1 NIC drivers back to ESXi 6.0
  • net-atl1: Attansic/Atheros L1 Gigabit Ethernet driver
  • net-atl1e: Driver for Atheros(R) AR8121/AR8113/AR8114/AR8131/AR8132/AR8152 PCI-E Ethernet NICs
  • net-igb: Intel(R) Gigabit Ethernet Network Driver (modified to ignore invalid NVM checksums)
  • net-r8101: Realtek RTL8101E/RTL8102E driver
  • net-r8139too: Realtek RTL-8100/8101L/8139 PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter Driver
  • net-skge: Driver for Marvell Yukon chipset and SysKonnect Gigabit Ethernet Adapters


  • ProFTPD: An FTP daemon for VMware ESXi
  • esx-tools-for-esxi: VMware Tools for Nested ESXi
  • esx-ui: ESXi Embedded Host Client
  • Ib-opensm: InfiniBand Subnet Manager by
  • iperf: iperf v2 i386 for ESXi 5.x (prepared by
  • ghettoVCB: ghettoVCB Backup and Restore script

Firewall rules

  • fw-ntpd: A firewall rule to enable incoming NTP traffic

Driver map files

  • sata-xahci: Adds the PCI IDs of several unsupported SATA AHCI controllers and maps them to the built-in AHCI driver
  • net-sky2-1: Adds the PCI IDs of additional Marvell NICs to an existing net-sky2 driver
  • net-forcedeth-1: Adds the PCI IDs of various Nvidia nForce NICs to an existing net-forcedeth driver

Esxcli plugins

  • esxcli-shell: Provides the new shell namespace for esxcli that enables you to run any shell command remotely