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How to convert vmnics from E1000 to VMXNET3 on VMs upgraded to ONTAP Select 9.5

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Applies to

  • ONTAP Select 9.5 onwards
  • vmnic (Virtual Machine NIC) upgrade
  • E1000
  • VMXNET3

Description

  • VMXNET3 vmnics provide improved performance over E1000 vmnics
  • Starting ONTAP Select 9.5 VMXNET3 vmnics is the default for any new deployment
  • For versions prior to ONTAP Select 9.5, converting to VMXNET3 vmnics are supported with the disruptive manual procedure

 

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