vmxnet - vmware kernel module
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
The VMware backend may present the fast networking device as an AMD vlance
device instead of the actual vmxnet device.
More information about vmxnet and the Open VM Tools can be found at <
Open VM Tools were written by VMware, Inc. <
This manual page was put together from homepage materials by Daniel Baumann <
>, for the Debian project (but may be used by