Hi Guys -
One of our customer sites runs an ESXi 5 server with SBS2008 and Windows Server 2008 x64 on virtual - with a copy of Acronis VMprotect looking after them.
Guest to LAN client seems to be fine - speed is acceptable and using a simple tool like LAN Speed Test we get about 500Mbps throughput.
The problem is that the VMprotect (which runs as a VM on the host) suffers from poor network bandwidth - around 5Mb per second or 40-60Mbps. The same is true when transferring or doing network transfers (SMB) between the two Guest operating systems.
The bottle neck seems to be the VM Switch (we're operating in bridged mode).
NICs are all vmx3 (except the VMprotect) and I have disabled the TaskOffload as published in many VMware KB articles. This seems to have helped the VM to Lan Client speeds but not the cross VM switch speed?
Any ideas - looked at it all!