Hello, Regarding the following article (https://nascompares.com/2019/03/12/best-10gbe-upgrade-card-of-2019-for-nas/), are any of these cards compatible with ESXi? except the synology one I guess. As you understand, I want to hook one Synology and one or more ESXi servers on a 10GBe network. ESXi which I use usually 6.5 or 6.7 and I use only stock images (Dell, HP, Cisco etc). Searching on the VMware forums, didn't bring me any luck. I am looking forward to buy some NICs. Please do keep up the good job. Thank you so much.
The cheapest cards supporting ESXi are Aquantia 107 based cards like Aquantia AQtion AQC 107. You can find them listed here: https://nascompares.com/2017/12/14/cheapest-10gb-1-port-pci-express-network-cards-rj45/
More expansion and better quality cards will be Intel and Mellanox chipset based cards. Here is the full Synology tested card list:
I hope this helps.