vCenter

 View Only
  • 1.  vmxnet drivers for mac os x?

    Posted Mar 08, 2013 10:03 AM

    Is there a driver for vmxnet(3) for Mac OS X?

    I'd like to use higher performance than the standard E1000 delivers. The hosts (Cluster of 12Core Mac Pros) have Dual-10GB-Ethernet-Cards, but no vmxnet-adapter show when I configure network adapters. VM-Version is vmx-09, Guest OSes are MacOS 10.8.2 (Server and Client).

    ESXi-Version is 5.1.0 799733.

    Hope this is the right place to ask in the Forum.

    Cheers

    Andrei

    Zürich University of the Arts



  • 2.  RE: vmxnet drivers for mac os x?

    Posted Mar 09, 2013 07:03 AM

    Welcome to the Communities

    VMXNET3 adapter is supported on below guest OS only:

    • 32- and 64-bit versions of Microsoft Windows 7, XP, 2003, 2003 R2, 2008, 2008 R2, and Server 2012
    • 32- and 64-bit versions of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.0 and later
    • 32- and 64-bit versions of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 and later
    • 32- and 64-bit versions of Asianux 3 and later
    • 32- and 64-bit versions of Debian 4
    • 32- and 64-bit versions of Ubuntu 7.04 and later
    • 32- and 64-bit versions of Sun Solaris 10 U4 and later

    Check Choosing a network adapter for your virtual machine



  • 3.  RE: vmxnet drivers for mac os x?

    Posted Mar 10, 2013 02:58 PM

    Hi

    Welcome to the communities.

    I am agree with aravinds because while going through WWW I didnt fine any topicon this./p>

    "a journey of a thousand miles starts  with a single step."


  • 4.  RE: vmxnet drivers for mac os x?

    Posted Mar 10, 2013 04:15 PM

    Thank you. So in the end, there is no way to support faster than gigabit network connections on OSX guests, even though hardware would well be capable.

    Andrei

    Am 10.03.2013 um 15:58 schrieb "ramkrishna1" <communities-emailer@vmware.com<mailto:communities-emailer@vmware.com>>:

    VMware Communities<http://communities.vmware.com/index.jspa>

    vmxnet drivers for mac os x?

    reply from ramkrishna1<http://communities.vmware.com/people/ramkrishna1> in VMware vCenter™ - View the full discussion<http://communities.vmware.com/message/2208378#2208378



  • 5.  RE: vmxnet drivers for mac os x?

    Posted Feb 03, 2016 11:44 PM

    I know this is a old thread, but I may have a solution for you.

    1.  Add a second E1000E virtual interface, reboot the VM

    2.  Open System Preferences -> Network.  You should see your two adapters listed.

    3.  Select the gear drop down box at the bottom and select Manage Virtual Interfaces

    4.  Click the + button and select New Link Aggregate

    5.  Select the two interfaces and name the bond then hit create.

    6.  Configure the new network bond's IP address how ever you like.

    I found a increase in speed by about double on my test server that only had two 1gig nics.

    There should be no reason as to why you couldn't add more to the bond, I don't think there is an upper limit, but I did not research this or check since I only have 2 NIC's at 1 gig anyway.

    Hope this helps.



  • 6.  RE: vmxnet drivers for mac os x?