Intel 10Gb on VMware (AMD) ESX 4.0 intermittent problem

LEdouard Louis LEdouard at
Fri Feb 19 20:52:44 UTC 2010

Has anyone experience problems using Intel 10 Gb NIC on VMware (AMD) ESX


Some VM's are experiencing intermittent network drop issues even though
the actual VM is online.  The VM are unable to ping out or respond to
ping and sometime unable to ping VM-to-Vm on the same physical server.

The problem is only on some VM's on the same ESX host.  We move the vms
to another ESX 4.0 with same Intel 10 GB card, the problem is resolve,
but return days later with same VM at new location.


The Intel 10 GB has VMDQ features was not sure if that is part of the


Thanks in advance


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