wmi_wmi
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1000-Full on the switches, pass-thru, and the VMs? vSphere ESXi

I've got a standalone vSphere ESXi 4 host, with 2 VMs - they both talk to other devices out in my organization. The switches that the host uplinks to are set at1000-Full, and I've configured my ESXi host's physical NICs to run at 100-FULL per this article (http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?cmd=displayKC&docType=kc&externalId=1004089&sliceId=1&docTypeID=DT_KB_1_1&dialogID=84030079&stateId=0%200%2097267496). Do I also need to configure the NIC drivers inside my VM's (Windows 2003/2003R2, x32) to run at 100-FULL?

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Do I also need to configure the NIC drivers inside my VM's (Windows 2003/2003R2, x32) to run at 100-FULL?

The NIC speed inside the VM's are just informational, not the TRUE speed. Even if they show 10 MEG they will get whatever the speed of the Switch shows.

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wmi_wmi
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The standalone host is actually part of a blade environment, and unfortunately the pass-thru card on the back of the enclosure is hard-coded at 1000-full (hence, my need to hard-code my physical NICs at 1000-Full). I know that Vmware recommends "auto" whenever possible for gigabit Ethernet, over 100-full, so I'm wondering if that might be the causing some of the packet loss I've been seeing.

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