Typically Linux versions 2. You are right that it probably has some bugs to work out. As a result, having Large Receive Offload enabled for these devices in a virtual machine running a Linux guest operating system can cause poor TCP performance. I would not recommend using a virtual machine without VMware Tools. I’ve retired all of my systems of that vintage. Using promiscuous mode in the Linux virtual machine leads to resolving the performance issue too because activating this mode leads to disabling LRO. This article helped but additional information was required to resolve my issue.

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This article did not resolve my issue. To get better network performance it is a best practice to change this to vmxnet3. View solution in original post. Seems like Debian 9 isn’t very stable. Your VMs shouldn’t be going south. When you add an existing ESX 2.

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Auto-suggest helps you quickly narrow down your search results by suggesting possible matches as you type. Consider making a copy of the disk before you upgrade one of the two copies to ESX 3 format. Additional Information For translated versions of this article, see: Notify me of new posts by email.

On a modern ESXi 5. For more information on network types, see Understanding networking types in hosted products If you don’t get an error message you should be vmxneg3. By example, in the PowerCLI you will have the following error: Typically Linux versions 2.

You are right that it probably has some bugs to work out.

Issues with Controller on Debian 9 – (Hard Lockup)

If you are using ESX 3. VMXNET 3 is supported only for virtual machines version 7 and later, with a limited set of guest operating systems.

Upgrading from ESX 2. No logs nothing, just completely locked.

I can consistenly have the controller lock the machine up completely. Windows Server R2 and Windows 7 require patches. When you select Debian or Ubuntu as Operating System during the creation of virtual machines the wizard automatically selects E as virtual network adapter. This article resolved my issue.


Linux source code: drivers/net/vmxnet3/vmxnet3_drv.c (v) – Bootlin

EMartel April 24, at 5: 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.

Thank you very much. Any thoughts on how the Controller could do this? Oct 16, Last Updated: But what if the virtual machine is already installed and running?