VMware Learning Zone video-based training. VMware states that it happens when the following conditions are met: VMXNET 3 is supported only for virtual machines version 7 and later, with a limited set of guest operating systems. It might look like a minor upgrade. Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy. Thorough testing is required to understand how this change influences the virtual NIC performance.

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VMware Tools 10.2.5: Changes to VMXNET3 driver settings

Read about how we use cookies and how you can control them here. RSS only applies if your guests are multi-core. You might just need to refresh it. Oct 16, Last Updated: But as I mentioned before: VMware offers several types of virtual network adapters that you can add to your virtual machines.

What can we do to improve this information? At the bottom of the Edit Settings -screen vmxneet see the possibility to add a device. Therefor I suggest that you perform the tasks described here in your master virtual machine that will become your template.



This article discusses the different network adapter options available for virtual machines. Log in eable sign up in seconds. Feedback Please rate this article.

Become a Redditor and subscribe to one of thousands of communities. RSS is a mechanism which allows the network driver to spread incoming TCP traffic across multiple CPUs, resulting in increased multi-core efficiency and processor cache utilization. The error message is: According to the vendor: For more information on network types, see Understanding networking types in hosted products Then start Device Manager and from the View -menu select Show hidden devices.

Network adapter choices depend on the version number and the guest operating system running on the virtual machine.

Choosing a network adapter for your virtual machine ()

Apr 26, Total Views: Welcome to Reddit, the front page of the internet. Choose a Network adapter and click Add. VMware has recalled VMware Tools Request a Product Feature.

If you don’t then the adapter’s configuration will still be in the Windows-configuration and might conflict with your future networking configuration. To resolve this issue they recommend to upgrade to VMware Tools After Windows system restarts, re-attempt the VMware Tools installation or upgrade.


The only thing that is left is to perform thorough testing. A virtual machine configured with this network adapter can use its network immediately. This problem is described in more detail in a VMware Knowledge base article: These operating systems are capable of using RSS: The VMware logo icon following a username indicates that this user is a VMware employee. I was running an older version of VMware tools that had the bug and you could clearly see the received packets at 0 on each additional queue until the tools were upgraded.

The vendor will be releasing a revised version of the VMware Tools Upgrading from ESX 2. Skip to content Open Menu Home About. To remove the adapter open Device Manager and expand the Network adapters category.