To use the vmxnet driver, restart networking using the following commands: This can be done by connection the the ESXi host with SSH or by simply downloading, changing and uploading the configuration file. I have tweeted you. The configuration of VMware Tools 1. Copy To Clipboard copy external link to clipboard copied! I have also created a small step by step guide on how to install Vmware tools on Linux.

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Upgrading from ESX 2.

Configure your server individually at www. I think this is the exact thing happened with us.

We changed the network card type and re-configured the IP but it couldn’t reach the outside network. Although vmxnet3 module is loaded as a module check with lsmod. I have tweeted you.

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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. Thanks a lot for this post! The Adapter Type is grayed out, even when the virtual drbian is powered off.


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I have forgot to remove the virtual machine from inventory Thank you very much. For more information on network types, see Understanding networking types in hosted products vmxmet 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.

Ed Grigson January 7, at There might be other deeper and more proper solutions out there but I came up with this one because it is very simple to put in place and not harmful at all.

Change the Adapter Type inside the vSphere Client You can’t change the adapter Type directly in the vSphere client, so you have to remove the adapter and add it again with dbeian vmxnet3 type.

Fixing VMWare vmxnet driver networking issues under Debian Linux

A driver for this NIC is not included with all guest operating systems. But what if the virtual machine is already installed and running?

Lucas March 22, at Prior to change please make sure that your operating system contains the vmxnet3 driver or you have installed the VMware Tools. Preetam February 18, at 5: EMartel April 24, at 5: I would not recommend using a virtual machine without VMware Tools. Feedback Please rate this article.


D Linux man page. For related information, see: The, to have it invoken upon restart you could do this: What can we do to improve this information? Have a look at Thomas-Krenn.

Installing VMware Tools under Debian – Thomas-Krenn-Wiki

VMXNET 3 is supported only for virtual machines version 7 and later, with a limited set of guest operating systems. The issue here is debain this settings will be lost upon restart. In this example, the virtual machine is running with Debian 6 bit on an ESXi 5.

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”. This article did not resolve my issue. Additional Information For translated versions of this article, see: