Summering: This Intel 4-port Gigabit Ethernet card is an excellent addition to any server or machine that needs additional interfaces. This card is detected by VMWare (as well as many other Windows, Linux, and BSD-based operating systems) without any additional drivers or configuration. Mine shipped with both the half-height and full-height brackets for mounting to the case. Performance is very good on this, but note that this is an older card made by Intel.
Summering: Wow.... this card, damn... this price! And great support on top of that from the seller. This card is excellent! Works without a problem in pfsense, and all 4 interfaces are found immediately. I am using this card in a custom router setup for my home and it is easily handling the traffic of near 120 meg down, and lots of traffic between a few dozen computers.
The one I received was an older version of the ...
15 februari 2014
Summering: The one I received was an older version of the PRO/1000 which was not compatible with new UEFI BIOS taken from an IBM Server. I was not able to use this card in the system I wanted to us it it in. It did work in a 7 year old Dell, but not a 1 year old ASUS motherboard.
Works well but did not come with full size bracket.
Dennis Kroger "Termite", Amazon
15 februari 2014
Summering: Driver installed automatically. Works well. However, mine did NOT come with both brackets. Mine only came with the short bracket so I am having to work around that. I intend to contact the company the actually supplied this card through Amazon and see if I can get a full sized bracket.
Summering: After seven years, this PCIe 1.0a card is still powerful enough to function well when used in PCIe 1.0a, 1.2, 2.0, or 2.1 slots. However, be aware that the current generation of PCIe 3.0 slots are not always able to initialize these older cards. (As I understand it, some PCIe 3.0 buses have trouble recognizing older cards because the initialization sequence is over before the older cards are able to respond.
Summering: Good Product. I used it for Home Virtual machine. I tested fit or both VMware ESXI 5.5 and Xenserver 6.2. It is supported from both Hypervisors. intel network carsd are alway good choice for compatibility. This card is also pretty cheaper than other model.
Summering: Purchased this card to use it in ESXi whitebox. Unfortunately it is not supported out of the box in latest version - ESXi 5.5. Installing the drivers from ESXi 5.0, get it working under 5.5, but still a bit uncomfortable.