Provided by: open-vm-tools_2008.11.18-130226-1lenny1_i386 bug

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-hgfsclient(1)
       vmware-toolbox(1)
       vmware-user(1)
       vmware-xferlogs(1)
       vmware-guestd(8)
       vmware-hgfsmounter(8)
       vmware-user-suid-wrapper(8)
       vmblock(9)
       vmhgfs(9)
       vmmemctl(9)
       vmsync(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 <daniel@debian.org>, for the Debian project (but may be used by
       others).