Besides what Trevor wrote, if e1000 works I would recommend using it. If I remember correct creating a new VM in ESXi when using RHEL5 as OS suggests e1000 NICs. [by tigalch]
I am running a low latency demanding appliction on a VM in VSphere 5.1.
The TCP/IP transfer rate is 124 MBit.
I have an intermittent problem related to the network dropping and then slowly increasing to full speed again.
I have attached a diagram of data gathered from the performance of the ESXi.
Say I have an ESXi (5.0) host that runs a Linux distribution which hosts iSCSI targets, which contain the images for other VMs which the host will run. When it's used, I'll start the host first, then the iSCSI server, and then refresh all storage targets/HBAs in order to see the provided shares as online. I know it's a strange puzzle-box solution, but I was told to implement it.
I've got a problem with my network speed. I sometimes have full download speed (i.e. 5 MB/s, which is about my max. internet dl-speed) and sometimes comparable slow speed (about 0.5 MB/s). This is affects both internet and home network!
When I got slow network speed it stays that way until I 'renew' the module for my PCI network card (sudo rmmod e1000 followed by sudo modprobe e1000).
sorry if this is a noob question but I just spent 4 hours of searching and trail & error and I simply cannot get my around how openfiler (which is based on Rhel/Redhat I think?) handles NIC configuration.
I have a server with 2 onboard NICs which work with the tg3 driver
Then I have an Intel Dual pro/1000 NIC which works with the e1000 driver
We're looking to add additional bandwidth to a VM running on an ESXi cluster running 5.1. How can I team these within the VM? I suspect I need to add a second e1000 and then install some Intel software to team them. Any idea which version of Intel driver? Is there some better software to use?
EDIT: Sorry, neglected some information. The guest OS is Win2k8R2.