Network connection is 10 Mbps as opposed to 100 Mbps

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I have a VM (Win 2003 Ent Server) that is running at a Network connection of 10 Mbps as opposed to 100 Mbps. How do i change it
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
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are you using the VMXNET3 network interface?

Edit VM Settings, and change the network interface, ensure you have VMware Tools installed.

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are you using the VMXNET3 network interface? - no idea. how do i check this


Edit VM Settings, - i looked at this but what change do i make

and change the network interface, - to what?

ensure you have VMware Tools installed. - they are not installed
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
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You need

1. to ensure VMware Tools are installed on all your Virtual Machines.
2. Add a new network interface of type VMXNET3. (after VMware Tools has been installed!)

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1. to ensure VMware Tools are installed on all your Virtual Machines.

Can you give me a link to the HOW TO on this one. you have given it to me before but i lost it when i rebuilt my PC

2. Add a new network interface of type VMXNET3. (after VMware Tools has been installed!)
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will not be able to deal with this for 2 weeks
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
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no problems
piyushranusriSystem Cloud Specialist
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check vmware tools status
and look on type of NIC version

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i need 2 weeks to address this issue

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VM Ware tools is installed....how do i check vmware tools status and then look at the NIC version?
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
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Edit the Virtual Machine Settings, Right Click the VM - Edit Settings

VMware Tools status is shown in the Virtual Machine Summary.

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VM Ware tools is Shut Down...how do i start them
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
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Select Services in the VM, and Restart VMware Tools Service.

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Logged in via RDC and looked at services and the VMarWare tools service was already started so i restarted it

still shows shut down in tools summary when i look at the vsphere client >> virtual machine properties
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
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please upload screenshot, this is going off topic, this does not have any relevance to networking in the VM.

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I'm not sure what you want a screen shot of exactly.
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
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returning to your question, what virtual network interface is used in the VM?

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VM Network
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
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thats the portgroup on the host server.

check

1. vm settings
2. inside the OS

to check network interface in use

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VMWare Accelerated AMD PCNet Adapter...is that what you are looking for?
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Yes, okay this is a legacy interface, and that is the reason it's running at 10Mbps.

Edit the VM Settings, Remove the Network Interface, Add a new Network Interface of type VMXNET3.

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Do i edit the network interface using vsphere client?

I assume i

1. Open vSphere Client
2. Right mouse click on the VM that i want to edit
3. Edit Settings
4. Network Adapter 1 - click it once
5. Remove it...then what?
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
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remove the interface, add a new interface of type VMXNET3

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I added the adapter and added the static IP and the gateway and now i get this errorIP Error

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One more thing. The speed is still 10 Mbps not 100 Mbps
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
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yes, thats, normal, because the old interface and driver is still installed in the VM OS.

its often called a phantom hidden interface.

you can select No, or you can remove the phantom interface.

see here to remove
http://www.tech-recipes.com/rx/504/how-to-uninstall-hidden-devices-drivers-and-services/


what new interface did you Add?

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Added VMXNet 3
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
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can you screenshot vm settings and interface in the vm

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here you goscreenshot
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
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where are you detecting 10MBps? screenshot would be helpful

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10 Mbps10 Mbps

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Oops my error....that is a G not an M

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case closed....thanks for your help
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
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no problems, always best to use the VMXNET3 interface.
hanccocka, you are an immovable pillar of patience ;)
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
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@frosty555 its one of my special skills! many thanks!

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yes he is...and i love him for it...us novices really appreciate it

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