I have some question about the vmxnet3 driver.
I discover that the kernel 2.6.32 has a module vmxnet3 so even without vmware tools installed on the guest OS (debian squeeze in my case) I can use vmxnet3 network card.
So my question is simple : is the driver in the kernel sufficient or should I use the one provided in the vmware tools software ?
If I should use the one from vmware tools software, how can I load it ?
Thank in advance !
I would install VMware Tools if it was me, there's more on there than just a nic driver...
i had some issues with squeeze though and had to follow a certain process...I documented it here
thank you for your answer.
I did achieved to install it on Squeeze without any big problem.
But it seems that information about what the vmware tools bring to the system seems not really well documented.
I am not sure that the vmxnet 3 driver are inside as I didn't find the proper file for this in the package.
In latest kernel this driver (and also the PVSCSI one) are enough.
But VMware Tools are not only devices drivers, so I recommend to install them always.
Maybe not a single doc (or I do not remember).But you can find in several docs.