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Hello Experts,

Can someone let me know if its possible to set an interface speed in VMware ESXi to E10000? At the moment the maximum speed is E1000, see image.
 
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 2000 total points
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E1000 actually represents the Intel E1000 network interface, it just happens to be coincidence the driver is also e1000.o, and the network interface is called E1000. It does not really represent it's speed! So you should only use this interface for installations, and then replace and swap with the VMXNET3 interface. It just drivers are not available for this in the OS, and vendors cannot ship them as the code belongs to VMware, and they cannot be distributed!

E1000 interface is a legacy emulated interface and the maximum speed is 1GBe, so the answer is NO.

It's recommended that most virtual machines should use the VMXNET3 interface, which is fully virtualised in software which has a speed of 10GBe. You will need to install VMware Tools for the OS to support this network interface.
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