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Installing VMware Tools from ESXi 5.0 on a Solaris virtual machine changes MTU to 9000 (2030524)

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Symptoms

After installing/upgrading to VMware Tools from ESXi 5.0/ESXi 5.0 Update 1 on the Solaris guest operating system, you experience these symptoms:

  • MTU increases to 9000 automatically on vmxnet3 adapters
  • Even if the MTU is changed to 1500, it reverts to 9000 when you reboot of the guest operating system

Resolution

This issue is resolved in ESXi 5.0 Update 2. To download ESXi 5.0 Update 2, see the VMware Download Center .

To work around this issue when you do not want to upgrade:

Where adapter_name  is the name of your adapter.

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Update History

05/13/2013 - Added issue resolved in ESXi 5.0 Update 2

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