Network Fix when Upgrading to vSphere 7.0 U1b on Gen8 Intel NUC
Updated: Dec 13, 2020
Laurens van Duijn saved my bacon when vSphere 7.0 U1 came out. As he points out the new NE1000 driver is broken for my Gen8 NUCs.
Well I just installed ESXi 7.0 Update 1b and of course this is still an issue, fortunately his original instructions are still a valid fix.
Check out his post for all the details.
Here is the update command you'll need for the 7.0 U1b patch.
esxcli software profile update -p ESXi-7.0U1b-17168206-standard -d /vmfs/volumes/YOURDATASTORE/VMware-ESXi-7.0U1b-17168206-depot.zip