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vmxnet3 compatibility w/rhel4 32-bit

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Curious about compatibility between the VMXnet Gen3 driver and RHEL4 32-bit. Can't seem to find the docs on this. Any pointers would be appreciated.

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Here you can find all information on vmware network adapter:

http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=100180...

VMXNET 3 is supported only for virtual machines version 7 and later, with a limited set of guest operating systems:

  • 32- and 64-bit versions of Microsoft Windows XP and later

  • 32- and 64-bit versions of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.0 and later

  • 32- and 64-bit versions of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 and later

  • 32- and 64-bit versions of Asianux 3 and later

  • 32- and 64-bit versions of Debian 4/Ubuntu and later

  • 32/64-bit versions of Sun Solaris 10 U4 and later

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Here you can find all information on vmware network adapter:

http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=100180...

VMXNET 3 is supported only for virtual machines version 7 and later, with a limited set of guest operating systems:

  • 32- and 64-bit versions of Microsoft Windows XP and later

  • 32- and 64-bit versions of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.0 and later

  • 32- and 64-bit versions of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 and later

  • 32- and 64-bit versions of Asianux 3 and later

  • 32- and 64-bit versions of Debian 4/Ubuntu and later

  • 32/64-bit versions of Sun Solaris 10 U4 and later

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perfect, thanks. Not good news for RHEL4, but at least I know where to look.

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The docs may suggest otherwise, but I am running a RHEL4 guest under ESXi 4.0 and vmxnet3 loads and works fine.

uname -a

Linux test.local 2.6.9-42.ELsmp #1 SMP Wed Jul 12 23:27:17 EDT 2006 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux

ethtool -i eth0

driver: vmxnet3

version: 1.0.1.0-NAPI

firmware-version: N/A

bus-info: 0000:03:00.0

dmesg | grep eth0

eth0: intr type 1, mode 0, 1 vectors allocated

eth0: NIC Link is Up 10000 Mbps

eth0: no IPv6 routers present

Enjoy!

-DKS

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