VMware vSphere 5.x – host experiences a purple diagnostic screen mentioning E1000PollRxRing and E1000DevRx

vmware_logo.jpg  Use the VMXNET3 virtual adapter and reduce the usage of the E1000e series adapter

Identify the virtual machines that use E1000e family for virtual network interfaces

# grep -s -i e1000 /vmfs/volumes/*/*/*.vmx

Disabling Receive Side Scaling (RSS)

C:\ netsh int tcp set global rss=disabled
C:\ netsh int tcp set global chimney=disabled

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