13 Replies Latest reply on Aug 12, 2019 6:24 PM by abugeja

    vmxnet3 adapter resetting repeatedly on Windows Server 2016

    Eds89 Novice



      Can anyone help me determine why a vnic is resetting repeatedly on one of my VMs?

      The event I am seeing during a reset is from NDIS, event ID 10400, with error text:


      Log Name:      System

      Source:        Microsoft-Windows-NDIS

      Date:          04/04/2018 20:17:26

      Event ID:      10400

      Task Category: None

      Level:         Warning


      User:          N/A



      The network interface "vmxnet3 Ethernet Adapter" has begun resetting.  There will be a momentary disruption in network connectivity while the hardware resets.

      Reason: The network driver detected that its hardware has stopped responding to commands.

      This network interface has reset 3 time(s) since it was last initialized.

      Event Xml:

      <Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">


          <Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-NDIS" Guid="{CDEAD503-17F5-4A3E-B7AE-DF8CC2902EB9}" />







          <TimeCreated SystemTime="2018-04-04T19:17:26.409842400Z" />


          <Correlation ActivityID="{5D35FA47-7968-4AAF-A0D9-EF91BC722ED5}" />

          <Execution ProcessID="4" ThreadID="3904" />



          <Security />



          <Data Name="IfGuid">{5D35FA47-7968-4AAF-A0D9-EF91BC722ED5}</Data>

          <Data Name="IfIndex">4</Data>

          <Data Name="IfLuid">1689399666409472</Data>

          <Data Name="AdapterName">vmxnet3 Ethernet Adapter</Data>

          <Data Name="ResetReason">2</Data>

          <Data Name="ResetCount">3</Data>




      Is it likely just a case of needing a reinstall of vmware tools?