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vmedzeusky
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New Servers on NSX-T enabled cluster show their vmxnet3 adapters disabled.

We are trying to get up and running with 3.2.1 NSX and 7.0.3 ESXi. The install went ok but when

trying to bring up a new VM in the cluster the vmxnet3 adapters going into an error state.

We tried rebooting the vm - no help. Tried rebooting the ESXi server. No help. Only

removing NSX from the cluster so far resolves the issue. Anyone else run into this?

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JaSo2
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AFAIK Windows Servers do not have vmxnet3 drivers natively installed - you should have vmtools installed on the VM. Otherwise I do not see a connection between vmxnet3 drivers and NSX-T installation...

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vmedzeusky
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That is another part of the puzzle. If the Windows guest machines have the E1000 vmnic instead of the vmxnet3, then those do not become disabled. However we were advised by VMW to move to the vmxnet3 maybe two years ago for better performance. They've worked like a champ all this time until they now appear to have run into some conflict with NSX. 

What is your point regarding having vmtools installed.? I believe they are.

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