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Hello
I have some VMs with Win7 prof running. Some run on Workstation V10.0 and some on an ESX5.5.
All of them have the "vmxnet3 Ethernet Adapter#2" as the network adapter.
I there a possibility to change this to the "E1000 (Intel PRO/1000 MT Network Connection" adpter?

Thanks

Eric
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You can use PowerCLI to do this,

get-vm 'VM Name'|get-networkadapter|set-networkadapter -type e1000

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This requires the VM to be powered off.

Is there any reason WHY you are doing this, VMXNET3 provides better performance, please read for yourself,

http://rickardnobel.se/vmxnet3-vs-e1000e-and-e1000-part-1/

http://rickardnobel.se/vmxnet3-vs-e1000e-and-e1000-part-2/
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by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)
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Also note, that you may not find support for VMXNET3 in VMware Workstation!

I would always use the VMXNET3 interface on ESXi 5.5, the E1000 interface is only for legacy installations.
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Hello
My application has a communication problem with the error message "Hardware or Driver Problem". So I want to try another Networkadapter.
Because I don't have this problem on another VM with a E1000 I want to try to change it on my "problem"-VM.

Is there a possibility to change it without using PowerCLI ?
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Yes, just remove the Network Interface (Right Click VM Edit Settings).

Remove Network Interface and add a new Network interface.
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I can choose the adapter type on the vShpereClient for the ESX when I add a new network adapter. But I cannot do this on the Workstation.

It look like the Workstation does not provide this possibility.
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You will need to remove, and re-add a new device. (with the Power off on the VM)
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I still cannot choose the adapter type. I have Workstation V10.0.1.
Please see the attached file for my availible options.
10-02-2015-16-07-24.png
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This is what I wrote in my first post...

Also note, that you may not find support for VMXNET3 in VMware Workstation!


it does not exist!

Unless you start hacking around with Workstation!
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