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I have a number of Server Core VMs and on some of them it works, on others it does not. For more information on network types, see Understanding networking types in hosted products The only thing that is left is to perform thorough testing. If you did not first uninstall the old adapter from Windows then you can still do it at this time from device manager. To make use of the RSS mechanism, the hardware version of the virtual machine must be 7 or higher, the virtual network card must be set to VMXNET3, and the guest operating system must be capable and configured properly.
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This article enaable the different network adapter options available for virtual machines. To request a new product feature or to provide feedback on a VMware product, please visit the Request a Product Feature page.
Skip to content Open Menu Home About. For Linux guests, ee is not available from the UI e, flexible vmxnet, enhanced vmxnet, and vmxnet3 are available for Linux.
These operating systems are capable of using RSS: Network adapter choices depend on the version number and the guest operating system running on the virtual machine. But as I mentioned before: The only thing that is left is to perform thorough testing. More information about choosing the right adapter, supported operating systems and the performance benefits of this adapter can be found in these locations: Did this article help you?
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The feature is supported starting with ESXi 5. To make use of the RSS mechanism, the hardware version of the virtual machine must be 7 or higher, the virtual network card must be set to VMXNET3, vmcnet the guest operating system must be capable and configured properly.
You will however have to enable Windows to show nonpresent devices. To remove the adapter open Device Manager and expand the Network adapters category. For Windows the default adapter type is the Intel E The Flexible network adapter identifies itself as a Vlance adapter when a virtual machine boots, but initializes itself and functions as either a Vlance or a VMXNET adapter, depending on which driver initializes it.
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VMware provides a workaround for this issue: Please bear in mind that the installer size for Windows has almost doubled with this release for example, the bit version has Guest operating systems, see the VMware Compatibility Guide. A driver for this NIC is not included with all guest operating systems. You could do this in all your virtual machines after installing Windows but you probably are going to use a template to deploy Windows-servers.
Choosing a network adapter for your virtual machine ()
VMware Tools were updated to version If you first remove the current NIC then you will not have this problem. So you might ask why this adapter is not chosen by default for the supported operating systems? 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. Upgrading from ESX 2. RSS only applies if your guests are multi-core.
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VMware offers several types of v,xnet network adapters that you can add to your virtual machines.