Hi, the company just bought a DELL R900 server with ESXi on a bootable USB. The USB boots up Ok and loads VMWare Hypersiver. Configuration on this server OK. We then from an XP client connect to this VMWare server via VMWare Infrastructure Client, create a new VM, installed Windows 2003 Server Enterprise. Every runs fine except for the Network connection shown as 10 Mb link speed. The NICs on R900 are Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet, but in the Infrastructure client, it displays as AMD PCNET family PCI Ethernet Adapter (a NIC emulation). The tips from web searching mentioned installing the VMWare tools, but I don't see it as an option available on the menu and don't know where to download. We need to config the NICs to run at 100/1000Mb speed.
Any help is greatly appreciated.
Welcome to the Forums - What you will need to do is instal VMware tools in your VM - this will load a new NIC driver designed to function in the virtual environemnt and provide better network performance- check out page 64 of http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vi3_35/esx_3/r35u2/vi3_35_25_u2_quickstart.pdf
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