Today I was trying to install vmware esxi 5.1 on a new Hp proliant DL380p G8 server and was getting the following message
” No network adapters were detected. Either no network adapters are physically connected to the system, or a suitable driver could not be located. A third party driver may be required. ”
After searching in HP forums , I found that HP released a patch for this issue and this helped me to setup ESX server.
You can download the patched iso from here .
Hope that this will help you and save some time !! 🙂