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NAME

       vmxnet - vmware kernel module

SYNOPSIS

       modprobe vmxnet

DESCRIPTION

       This  is  a Linux kernel device driver module that drives VMware's fast networking device.
       As it is backed by real (virtual) hardware, it should be automatically loaded  by  hotplug
       or udev as needed. For best performance, it is recommended to enable TSO on all interfaces
       driven by vmxnet using ethtool.

       The shell code to do this might look like this:

       if which ethtool >/dev/null 2>&1; then
          for ethif in `ifconfig -a | grep ^eth | cut -d' ' -f1`; do
             ethtool -K $ethif tso on >/dev/null 2>&1
          done fi

       The VMware backend may present the fast networking device as an AMD vlance device  instead
       of the actual vmxnet device.

SEE ALSO

       vmware-checkvm(1)
       vmware-toolbox(1)
       vmware-toolbox-cmd(1)
       vmware-user(1)
       vmware-xferlogs(1)
       libguestlib(3)
       libvmtools(3)
       vmware-guestd(8)
       vmware-user-suid-wrapper(1)
       vmblock(9)
       vmci(9)
       vmmemctl(9)
       vmsock(9)
       vmsync(9)
       vmxnet3(9)

HOMEPAGE

       More   information   about   vmxnet   and   the   Open   VM   Tools   can   be   found  at
       <http://open-vm-tools.sourceforge.net/>.

AUTHOR

       Open VM Tools were written by VMware, Inc. <http://www.vmware.com/>.

       This manual page was put together from homepage materials by Daniel Baumann  <mail@daniel-
       baumann.ch>, for the Debian project (but may be used by others).