Andy's VMware vSphere tip#25: When creating a virtual machine on VMware vSphere, always try to use the VMXNET3 network interface, which will need VMware Tools installing first! The Intel E1000 interface should only be used when installing an OS. Linux distributions often include the VMXNET3 interface by default, but you will find Windows OS does not include the VMXNET3 interface, so when installing a Windows OS, use the E1000 interface to complete the installation, install VMware Tools and then add a new interface VMXNET3, and delete the E1000 interface. Network interfaces are hot plug!
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