Category Archives: VMNet3

VMXNET3 vs E1000E vs E1000 – Part 2

By | April 7, 2017

Network performance with VMware paravirtualized VMXNET3 compared to the emulated E1000E and E1000. In the first article the general difference between the adapter types was explained. In this article we will test the network throughput in the two most common Windows operating systems today: Windows 2008 R2 and Windows 2012 R2, and see the performance of the VMXNET3 vs the E1000 and the E1000E. To… Read More »

VMXNET3 vs E1000E vs E1000 – Part 1

By | April 4, 2017

Network performance with VMXNET3 compared to E1000E and E1000. This article explains the difference between the virtual network adapters and part 2 will demonstrate how much network performance could be gained by selecting the paravirtualized adapter. The VMware administrator has several different virtual network adapters available to attach to the virtual machines. The virtual adapters belong to… Read More »