|VIC(4)||Device Drivers Manual||VIC(4)|
vic — VMware
VMXnet Virtual Interface Controller device
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
em(4) interfaces also available
in the VMware environment. The
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 host.
vic driver supports VMware virtual
NICs provided by the following products:
vic driver supports the following
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"
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.
|July 16, 2013||OpenBSD-6.0|