How to identify the E1000e network adapter on virtual machines
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How to identify the E1000e network adapter on virtual machines


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VMware vSphere ESXi


This article provides steps to identify the virtual machines that use E1000e family for virtual network interfaces.


VMware vSphere ESXi 5.0
VMware vSphere ESXi 5.5
VMware vSphere ESXi 5.1


Note: Use the vSphere PowerCLI to identify virtual machines that uses E1000e network adapters. For more information on installation and use of PowerCLI, see the vSphere PowerCLI Documentation.

  1. Open the vSphere PowerCLI.
  2. Connect to vCenter Server by running this command:

    Connect-VIServer vCenterServerHostnameOrIPAddress

    Note: Run the Connect-VIServer vCenterServerHostnameOrIPAddress command in PowerCLI 5.5.

  3. Generate a list of virtual machines with E1000e network adapters by running this command:

    ForEach( $VM in (Get-VM) ) { $VM|Where{ $VM|Get-NetworkAdapter|Where{ $_.ExtensionData -like "*e1000e*" } } }

    You see output similar to:

    Name PowerState NumCPUs MemoryGB
    --------------- ---------- ------- --------
    VirtualMachineA PoweredOn 2 4.000
    VirtualMachineB PoweredOff 1 2.000

    Each virtual machine in this list has one or more E1000e virtual network interfaces.

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