Summering: Ordered to go into an HP Proliant N36L as the on-board HP NIC doesn't support WOL with FreeNAS. The card came with the half height adapter which was easily swapped and after adding the wol_magic option to the interface in FreeNAS it worked straight away. Delivery was excellent too as I placed the order on 29th Dec on the free 3-5 day delivery and it arrived next day!
You too can run ESXi 5.1 on a Dell desktop machine (not that it is something you want to make a habit of...)
T. Wiz "WZR", Amazon
2 december 2014
Summering: I needed to use a Dell OptiPlex 9010 as a test ESXi 5.1 host. The Dell's onboard NIC was not recognized. I bought this adapter, put it in the slot and fired up the ESXi 5.1 install. No problems at all - just auatomatgically installed and works great.
Summering: I could not get the card to work properly on Windows 8.1 x64. Intel has stated it is only offering "In Box Support" for this card - not full support - which means drivers downloaded from their site will *not* work under Windows 8.1. (Windows 8.0 is okay.) Even manually downloading the drivers and point Windows at them will not work. (Search for "Is my Intel Ethernet Adapter supported in Microsoft Windows 8.1".
Summering: The card itself was fine, the seller was fine - my issue was this card didn't have drivers for Windows 8. So all you Windows 8 users, do your homework on drivers. I had to send it back. Again the seller was fine.