Can we update PAM server's network adapter

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Article ID: 128535

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Products

CA Privileged Access Manager - Cloakware Password Authority (PA) PAM SAFENET LUNA HSM CA Privileged Access Manager (PAM)

Issue/Introduction

By default, PAM servers are configured to use E1000e Network adapter on Vmware server. If there is a need to use VMXNET 3 network adapter, for example, to standardize and for better network performance, is it possible to change the configuration in Vmware server for PAM to use VMXNET 3?

Environment

PAM 3.x
Vmware
Vsphere

Resolution

VMXNET 3 network adapter should work fine with PAM as we have seen a few other sites using it. The possible issue is if MAC is changed. There is a command to change from E1000 to VMXNET3 without changing MACs: Get-VM "vmname" | get-networkAdapter | Where { $_.Type -eq "E1000"} | set-NetworkAdapter -Type "vmxnet3" -NetworkName "Network Adapter 1" The details about this command can be seen here: https://www.vmware.com/support/developer/PowerCLI/PowerCLI55R2/html/Set-NetworkAdapter.html