VMXnet Virtual Interface Controller device
vic* at pci?
driver provides support for the VMXnet
virtual NIC available in virtual machines by VMware. It appears as a simple
Ethernet device but is actually a virtual network interface to the underlying
host operating system.
This driver supports the vmxnet
driver protocol, as
an alternative to the emulated
interfaces also available in
the VMware environment. The vic
optimized for the virtual machine, it can provide advanced capabilities
depending on the underlying host operating system and the physical network
interface controller of the host.
driver supports VMware virtual NICs
provided by the following products:
- VMware ESX 2.0 and newer
- VMware GSX 2.5 and newer
- VMware Server 1.0 and newer
- VMware Workstation 4.5 and newer
- VMware Fusion 1.0 and newer
driver supports the following media types:
- Enable autoselection of the media type and options. The
driver always uses the fastest available speed and the media options
provided by the underlying host of the virtual machine.
For more information on configuring this device, see
The following entry must be added to the VMware configuration file to provide
ethernet0.virtualDev = "vmxnet"
driver first appeared in
driver was written by
and David Gwynne