Selecting the correct virtual network adapter
When you configure a virtual machine, you can add NICs and specify the adapter type. The types of network adapters that are available depend on the following factors:
- The version of the virtual machine, which depends on which host created it or most recently updated it.
- Whether or not the virtual machine has been updated to the latest version for the current host.
- The guest operating system.
The following virtual NIC types are supported:
- E 1000
- Enhanced VMXNET (VMXNET 2)
- VMXNET 3
If you want to know more about these network adapter types then refer to the following KB article:
To step through this recipe, you will need one or more running ESXi ...
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