Today, I have received a question from one of my readers based in Germany. Hellmuth has the following question ...
i just stumbled across your blog and read that you use FreeBSD.
For a long time, I wondered what to choose as the „best“ guest driver for FreeBSD: em, the vmx in the FreeBSD source, or the kld which comes with the open VMware Tools ?
Do you have an idea ? What do you use ?
So here is the answer to Hellmuth and I believe, the answer can help somebody else in VMware and FreeBSD communities.
- If you select VM Compatibility with ESXi 6.7 and later, your FreeBSD VM will be preconfigured with paravirtualized (VMXNET3) NIC.
- If you choose older VM Compatibilities, in such case your FreeBSD VM will use Intel E1000 NIC.