Feb 21, 2019

I have a ESXi6.7 install on a Intel NUC7i5BEH, the adapter is StarTech US1GC301AU2R USB-C to Dual Gigabit Ethernet Adapter with USB (Type-A) Port. I did a esxcli hardware pci list | more and see the device but doe not show up in esxcli network nic list and not showing in vcenter GUI. Is this adapter not supported? Any hints?
Address: 0000:00:14.0
Segment: 0x0000
Bus: 0x00
Slot: 0x14
Function: 0x0
VMkernel Name:
Vendor Name: Intel Corporation
Device Name: Sunrise Point-LP USB 3.0 xHCI Controller
Configured Owner: VMkernel
Current Owner: VMkernel
Vendor ID: 0x8086
Device ID: 0x9d2f
SubVendor ID: 0x8086
SubDevice ID: 0x2068
Device Class: 0x0c03
Device Class Name: USB controller
Programming Interface: 0x30
Revision ID: 0x21
Interrupt Line: 0x0b
IRQ: 255
Interrupt Vector: 0x31
PCI Pin: 0x00
Spawned Bus: 0x00
Flags: 0x3201
Module ID: 17
Module Name: vmkusb_nic_fling
Chassis: 0
Physical Slot: 4294967295
Slot Description: Onboard - Other
Passthru Capable: false
Parent Device:
Dependent Device:
Reset Method: None
FPT Sharable: false

Feb 22, 2019

Definitely the USB-C on a NUC7 (maybe the model matters maybe not)
I have tried to reset the port in the NUC setup (Video default to HDMI) but no go. I have a USB 3 version that DOES work....

I also tried this same adapter (USB-C ) in a NUC 8 and it DOES work.