vNIC e1000 to vmx3net


You can change the adapter type by editing the virtual machine configuration file. This can be done by connection the the ESXi host with SSH or by simply downloading, changing and uploading the configuration file. Steps:

Power off the virtual machine
Remove the virtual machine from inventory
Change ethernetX.virtualDev parameter in the the .vmx File
Register the virtual machine
Power on the virtual machine


  1. Connect-VIServer -Server serverip -username root -Password passw0rd
  2. Get-VM MyVM1 | Get-NetworkAdapter | Where {$_.Type -eq “E1000”} | Set-NetworkAdapter -Type Vmxnet3



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