On 23/01/2014 16:04, hydepark wrote:
In researching an issue with my backup solution, it was observed that my
SLES 11 sp2 OES sp1 server running as a VM on VMWare 5.0 using the
default network config, is dropping packets. The percentage of drop was
over 2%. I removed the network adapter and rebooted the server,
re-installed the adapter and the dropped rate is now about 1.5%. I also
noticed that another VM running the same SLES config was performing
about the same. Is this typical of a SLES box on VM? Is this a Linux
problem or a VMWare problem? The version of SLES installed is not the
Any thoughts would be appreciated.[/color]
By “VMware 5.0” do you mean ESXi 5.0 or are you talking about a desktop
product (Workstation, Player, Fusion, etc.)?
How up-to-date are your VMs and VMware?
When you say you removed then re-installed the network adapter do you
mean a virtual NIC your VM uses or a physical one in the VMware server
Have you installed the VMware Tools in your VM?
Which NIC driver are you using?
SUSE Knowledge Partner
If you find this post helpful and are logged into the web interface,
please show your appreciation and click on the star below. Thanks.