I’ve seen various vRops environments that report the error “virtual machine is experiencing a high number of received packet drops”. Of course this is an issue you want to investigate, because packet drops is something we don’t want to happen. Erik Scholten of VMguru wrote a quite extensive article on the issue, which I would recommend to read.

The “high number of packet drops” issue can be solved by optimizing some of the VMXNET3 parameters as Erik explains in his article. However, in is some situations (most cases I’ve seen) a…