Set the VMware network adapter type to VMXNET3 for all VMs. (The default network adapter type for a VM is E1000.) The VMXNET3 adapter is a high-performance paravirtualized device with drivers, available in VMware Tools, for many guest OSs.

The VMXNET3 adapter is the latest-generation virtualized network interface card that is designed for high performance. Because VMXNET3 is not part of an operating system’s driver set, VMware Tools must be installed prior to installing VMXNET3.