Squisher
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How many NICs on VM

Hello everybody,

I have a VM acting as router for several private networks to world wide networks on a ESX 3.5.

At the moment the VM has four NICs and I want to add two more.

The problem is that is not possible. The ESX server gives me a message that the maximum number of PCI devices has been reached.

So to my question: Is it possible to increase the number of PCI devices in the configuration or is it a hard limit for every VM?

Kind regards

Michael

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Troy_Clavell
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the maximum number of vNICs you can give a VM is 4

http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vi3_35/esx_3/r35/vi3_35_25_config_max.pdf

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weinstein5
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As troy points out the maximum is 4 virtual NICs

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Squisher
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Thanks for your reply.

So I have to deploy another router.

Michael

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