Monday, July 22, 2013

How do I change the vmware network adapter type ?

Sure there are fancy powercli ways to do it,
http://kunaludapi.blogspot.com/2012/09/changing-network-adapter-type-in-vmware.html#.Ue1_Am37aVo
http://psvmware.wordpress.com/2012/11/07/change-vnic-type-from-to-e1000-flexible-vmxnet-enhancedvmxnet-and-vmxnet3-and-unknown-with-set-networkadapter/#more-618
but being a person i am who has stayed away from cli as much as i can i would rather do it the old fashion way through GUI.
Issue: change network adapter type from e1000 to vmxnet3
you may choose to do this when the vm is powered on/off but you will have a disconnectivity of the VM throughout this process.
1. make a note of the ip credentials (ip address, default gateway, subnet mask etc.,) of the network adapters of the VM.
2. vm>vm settings select the network adapter and make a note of the vlan or the portgroup information.
3. select network adapter>click remove>click ok.
4. vm settings> add network adapter and choose vmxnet3>click ok.
5. open console of the VM>assign the ip address to the network adapters in the tcp/ip properties of the nic.
you should now have the same working vm with different network adapter type.