Support for VMXNET 2 and 3 inside Ubuntu on ESX and ESXi installs with Intel 10 Gigabit 82598 / 82598EB and 82599 Ethernet

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I am deploying some test guest OS on my ESX platform and want to use the FULL 10GIG of bandwidth I can support on the NIC. I discovered that the client install ISO doesn't recognize the NIC but that I can configure it post-install!

Right click the guest virtual machine in vSphere Client, and slect GUEST menu and then Install/Upgrade VMware Tools, this will mount the iso to the /dev/cdrom next:

sudo mount /dev/cdrom /media/cdrom
cd /tmp
tar zxf /media/cdrom/VM*
cd vm*
sudo ./vmware-install.pl

I accepted the defaults...

test with:

sudo ifconfig -a
should see eth0

cd /etc/network
sudo vim interfaces

add these lines:

auto eth0
iface eth0 inet dhcp


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