Windows 2016 NIC card suggestions

Hi,

I have a Windows 2016 Standard server defined in a VM under vSphere Esxi 6.0.0,  It appears to be having issues with the NIC card (E1000) per below:

The network interface "Intel(R) PRO/1000 MT Network Connection" has begun resetting.  There will be a momentary disruption in network connectivity while the hardware resets.
Reason: The network driver detected that its hardware has stopped responding to commands.
This network interface has reset 1447 time(s) since it was last initialized.

Is there a different one I should be using for this OS?  It had shut it down completely over night.

Thanks!

--Ben
Ben ConnerCTO, SAS developerAsked:
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Ashok DewanConnect With a Mentor FreelancerCommented:
Install the VMWare tools and change the NIC to VMXNET3. try this and let us know
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zvitamConsultantCommented:
choosing vmxnet3 NIC instead of the Intel should eliminate the problem.

Hope that helps,
Zvitam.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)Connect With a Mentor VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
You should not really use the E1000 driver for production only installation.

The VMXNET3 driver is fully virtualized and vSphere aware.

The E1000 is not intended for  general use.
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Ben ConnerCTO, SAS developerAuthor Commented:
Oh dear.  Thanks, guys!

--Ben
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