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vmxnet - vmware kernel module

VMXNET(9) Open VM Tools VMXNET(9)

NAME

vmxnet - vmware kernel module
 

SYNOPSIS

modprobe vmxnet
 

DESCRIPTION

This is a Linux kernel device driver module that drives VMware's fast networking device. As it is backed by real (virtual) hardware, it should be automatically loaded by hotplug or udev as needed. For best performance, it is recommended to enable TSO on all interfaces driven by vmxnet using ethtool.
The shell code to do this might look like this:
if which ethtool >/dev/null 2>&1; then
for ethif in `ifconfig -a | grep ^eth | cut -d' ' -f1`; do
ethtool -K $ethif tso on >/dev/null 2>&1
done fi
The VMware backend may present the fast networking device as an AMD vlance device instead of the actual vmxnet device.
 

SEE ALSO

vmware-checkvm(1)
 
vmware-toolbox(1)
 
vmware-toolbox-cmd(1)
 
vmware-user(1)
 
vmware-xferlogs(1)
 
libguestlib(3)
 
libvmtools(3)
 
vmware-guestd(8)
 
vmware-user-suid-wrapper(1)
 
vmblock(9)
 
vmci(9)
 
vmmemctl(9)
 
vmsock(9)
 
vmsync(9)
 
vmxnet3(9)
 

HOMEPAGE

More information about vmxnet and the Open VM Tools can be found at < http://open-vm-tools.sourceforge.net/>.
 

AUTHOR

Open VM Tools were written by VMware, Inc. < http://www.vmware.com/>.
This manual page was put together from homepage materials by Daniel Baumann < mail@daniel-baumann.ch>, for the Debian project (but may be used by others).
2010-04-08 2010.03.20-243334