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I just purchased this board and waiting for delivery. I purchased this board because it is on VMware's HCL for vSphere 5. I had recently purchased an Intel desktop board DZ68DB but was having issues with the "system" just freezing with SRM testing. I read the desktop boards have issues with multiple NIC's installed? Anyway, returned DZ68DB and purchased this server board S1200BTL. The S1200BTL has two onboard NICs; Intel 82574L and Intel 82578DM. I find it odd the NICs are different? And the 82574L is listed as supported on VMware's HCL however the 82578DM is not supported? So basically I will only have one onboard NIC I can use with vSphere 5? Are there any plans to provide vSphere 5 drivers for the 82578DM NIC? I know from experience the 82578DM NIC will not load with vSphere 5 as that is the same NIC on the desktop board mentioned above.
Thanks for your assistance.