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.
the arch 2014.12.01 iso brings up the vmware ethernet e1000 just fine. I did a completely vanilla new install (absent pacman -S upgrade after mirrorlist changes) on vmware fusion 7.1.0 (64bit kernel, UEFI boot) and rebooted successfully.unfortunately, something weird is happening. although the networking worked out-of-the-box in the iso (no changes), it does not in the rebooted install