Knowledge Article 76680

  • Title

    Network Card Type "Default" Is Flexible Adapter for ESX VMs
  • Description

    If a network adapter in a hardware profile is set to "Use Default" for its network card type, the VM will have a flexible adapter for that network card.

  • Resolution

    Choose another network card type if the flexible adapter isn't appropriate for the VM being configured.

  • Additional Information

    The Flexible network adapter acts as the slower, broadly compatible Vlance adapter type at boot time, then conditionally switches to act as a faster VMXNET adapter if the required driver is available in the guest operating system. See VMware documentation for more details.

Cloud Automation Platform
7.5.2, 7.5.1, 7.5

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Article History:
Created on: 7/18/2011
Last Update on: 7/18/2011

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