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I just updated all my linux machines on ESX and they all work fine. VMware vmxnet virtual NIC driver release 3. I have the same question Show 0 Likes 0. You should not have to change it from flexible to vmxnet. Post Your Answer Discard By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of service , privacy policy and cookie policy , and that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies.

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But should it work with the default “Flexible” adapter type? By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie PolicyPrivacy Policyand our Terms of Service.


We are using ESXi 4. I’ve loaded it before but haven’t noticed a bug in lonux network configuration. Click Here to receive this Complete Guide absolutely free.

I’m having a similar problem. Make sure the VMware tools are installed. Can you try adjusting the adapter type and testing again? I noticed that even if I got the vmware tools installed with the vmxnet driver, the guest system still use the pcnet32 driver.

Please enter a title. This content has been marked as final. This book contains many real life examples derived from the author’s experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant. The update did not fix the issue for my debian guests. Having a problem logging in? Server, Workstation or ESX? How can I solve this? Are you new to LinuxQuestions.

Available on Rough Cuts at http: Firstly you should be using vmxnet not pcnet32, secondly it’s what are you doing with 5. Thanks for any input. I just updated all my linux machines on ESX and they all work fine. Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered.


But for me, it only worked when I did both: Find More Posts by cosiek. You can not post a blank message. After a reboot dmesg shows: What you’ve got, from what I can google, needs the module: Exactly same problem here.

CONFIG_PCNET32: AMD PCnet32 PCI support

Now everything works fine. Or did, need to test that once more. Please type your message and try again.

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