+ Post New Thread
Results 1 to 2 of 2
Thin Client and Virtual Machines Thread, ESXi 5.1 - Change VM network card type in Technical; So in the bad old days I set up some VM's with E1000 network cards. However due to some network ...
  1. #1

    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Rotherham
    Posts
    1,675
    Thank Post
    122
    Thanked 126 Times in 102 Posts
    Rep Power
    45

    ESXi 5.1 - Change VM network card type

    So in the bad old days I set up some VM's with E1000 network cards. However due to some network related issues I want to change them to VMXNET3 adaptors.

    What's the best way to do this?

    I've seen some stuff about editing the VMX file in a text editor, is that viable and safe? Alternatively I could add a new adaptop to the VM, change IP settings over and then remove the old adaptor, this seems OK but is a faff.

    So any recomentdations for the best way as as far as I can see there is no option in the GUI to just change it.

    Cheers.

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Manchester
    Posts
    1,049
    Thank Post
    6
    Thanked 199 Times in 179 Posts
    Rep Power
    52
    We did it the second way to be honest. Seemed the safest way when we changed a couple as we coudl ahve easily reverted to the old card if necessary,

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread

Similar Threads

  1. Fujitsu Scenic ADMTek AN983 Network cards
    By everton4europe in forum Hardware
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 24th October 2008, 03:33 PM
  2. RIS Network Cards
    By edie209 in forum Hardware
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 22nd May 2006, 06:27 PM
  3. Replies: 5
    Last Post: 23rd February 2006, 09:23 PM
  4. Network card nor onboard NIC working
    By mark in forum Hardware
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 10th February 2006, 11:57 AM
  5. Wireles Network cards - advice needed
    By pooley in forum Wireless Networks
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 5th February 2006, 12:34 PM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •