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  1. Charles Morin
    Charles Morin at |

    Hi Michael, Excellent information. I just received my pre-release of your book and I look forward to reading it this weekend. We are planning on virtualizing all MS SQL servers in the coming weeks.

  2. Newsletter: August 10, 2014 | Notes from MWhite

    […] VMware vSphere 5.5 Virtual Network Adapter Performance Michael has done a nice job proving what virtual network adapter we should use.  If you just want to know the answer it is VMXNET3 but if you want to learn why and how that was determined check out Michael’s article. […]

  3. Chad
    Chad at |

    Could you provide the same results testing using RHEL 5 or 6? I see where many RedHat admins are sticking to the old E1000 instead of the VMXNET3

  4. VMUG UserCon Sydney: 2015 | ReadySetVirtual.com

    […] NIC choices are also an integral part, but if you choose the wrong one, you may be harming your throughput. Again Michael has done up another great post here. […]

  5. Quick Post: E1000 vs VMXNET3 - VIRTUALIZATION IS LIFE!
  6. E1000 vs VMXNET3
    E1000 vs VMXNET3 at |

    […] also check out some of Mike's SQL threads as well. And, if you need to hit Michael up on Twitter. VMware vSphere 5.5 Virtual Network Adapter Performance | Long White Virtual Clouds 2015 Goals: Completed: Fortinet NSE-1 To do: Fortinet NSE-2-8, Asigra ACE, VCP6-DCV, […]

  7. theamvj
    theamvj at |

    Hi Mike

    Thank you for the great post. I have used one of the image in the above post on my blog (it is just a free wordpress blog):

    Hope that is okay for you. I have mentioned the source of the image.


    1. @vcdxnz001
      @vcdxnz001 at |

      No problem. Thanks for linking back to the source.

  8. How to Performance Test 101 in 5 Steps | Long White Virtual Clouds

    […] to find the optimal combination. This could be seen as mundane. For example, in my article VMware vSphere 5.5 Virtual Network Adapter Performance I performed over 2,000 (two thousand) individual combinations of tests to get the results, each […]

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