Network performance with VMXNET3 on Windows Server 2016

Introduction In this post we will cover an updated version for addressing VMXNET3 performance issues on Windows Server 2016. As with an earlier post we addressed Windows Server 2012 R2 but, with 2016 more features were added and old settings are not all applicable. What To Change According to VMWare you may experience issues similar to: Poor performance Packet loss Network latency Slow data transfer The... read more

How To Configure Network Interface Using IFCONFIG

Introduction One of many useful commands to master as an administrator of Linux systems is the ifconfig command. Ifconfig command is used to configure network interfaces. Ifconfig is used to initialize the network interface and to enable or disable the interfaces. Common Uses Here are several common usages of ifconfig command. View Network Settings of an Ethernet Adapter Ifconfig, when invoked with no... read more

Optimal Network Adaptor Settings for VMXNET3 and Windows 2008 R2

There is an ongoing debate between many admins on what are the best settings for the VMXNET3 driver on Windows 2008 R2 settings and I suppose there will be many more. In this postI will attempt to point out some of the options and recommended settings for the VMXNET3 adaptor.  Global Settings Receive Side Scaling (RSS) Receive-Side Scaling (RSS) resolves the single-processor bottleneck by allowing the... read more