View solution in original post. Consider making a copy of the disk before you upgrade one of the two copies to ESX 3 format. On a modern ESXi 5. Roman Kharkovski 26 1 5. This should not be necessary.

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Vmxbet3 driver for this NIC is not included with all guest operating systems. Seems like Debian 9 isn’t very stable. This article did not resolve my issue. We had a outage when in we changed the Network card type by the method you described in “Change the Adapter Type inside the vSphere Client”.

Thank you very much. When you use the vSphere client to remove and add a new adapter you get a new MAC-Address and thus the server will boot without active network adapters.

Have you reviewd this? Actions Copy To Clipboard copy external link to clipboard copied! Although vmxnet3 module is loaded as a module check with lsmod. By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of serviceprivacy policy and cookie policyand that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies.


You can run this script without disruption while the virtual machine is running but it’s not active until you have powered off the virtual machine. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. If you experience low performance with the para-virtualized network drivers, verify the setting for the GSO and TSO features on the host system.


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When you select Debian or Ubuntu as Operating System during the creation of virtual machines the wizard automatically selects E as virtual network adapter. But what if the virtual machine is already installed and running?

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Guest vmxmet3 systems, see the VMware Compatibility Guide. Debian 9 is using 4. Vxmnet3 Grigson January 7, at This article discusses the different network adapter options available for virtual machines.

It was such helpful tip. English Japanese Chinese Simplified. Current Debian and Ubuntu releases have the driver installed by default: However, those knowledge base articles don’t apply to the original poster’s environment. Sign up using Facebook. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie PolicyPrivacy Policyand our Terms of Service.

The feature is supported starting with ESXi 5.

VMXNET3 performance on Linux on ESX – Server Fault

Actions Copy To Clipboard copy external link to clipboard copied! A virtual machine configured with this network adapter can use its network immediately. Available Network Adapters Only those network adapters that are appropriate for the virtual machine you are creating are available configuration options in the Choose Debjan window.


We changed the network card type and re-configured the IP but it couldn’t reach the outside network. This article resolved my issue.

Issues with Controller on Debian 9 – (Hard Lockup)

If you continue to use this site, you consent to our vmxjet3 of cookies. For Linux guests, ee is not available from the UI e, flexible vmxnet, enhanced vmxnet, and vmxnet3 are available for Linux. Feel free to send me your VMware Tools guide and i will review it. I think this is the exact thing happened with us.