VMware VMXnet Virtual Interface
vic* at pci?
vic 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
protocol, as an alternative to the emulated
pcn(4) and em(4) interfaces also available in the VMware environment.
vic driver is 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
vic 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
vic driver supports the following
- 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 ifconfig(8).
The following entry must be added to the VMware configuration file
to provide the
ethernet0.virtualDev = "vmxnet"
arp(4), em(4), ifmedia(4), intro(4), netintro(4), pci(4), pcn(4), vmx(4), hostname.if(5), ifconfig(8)
vic driver was written by
and David Gwynne
There are tons of bugs in VMware and the underlying host operating systems. Please consider that the security of the OpenBSD guest can be circumvented by attacking the host environment.