You can use advanced virtual network adapter settings to limit the bandwidth and specify the acceptable packet loss percentage for incoming and outgoing data transfers for a virtual machine.

About this task

Note:

You cannot configure advanced virtual network adapter settings for a shared or remote virtual machine.

Procedure

  1. Select the virtual machine and select VM > Settings.
  2. On the Hardware tab, select the virtual network adapter and click Advanced.
  3. Select a bandwidth setting.

    Option

    Description

    Limit incoming or outgoing data transfers to the data transfer rate for a specific network connection type

    Select the network connection type from the Bandwidth drop-down menu. The value in the Kbps text box changes to the data transfer rate, in kilobits per second, of the network connection type that you select. For example, if you select Leased Line T1 (1.544 Mbps), the value in the Kbps text box changes to 1544.

    Limit incoming or outgoing data transfers to a specific data transfer rate

    Select Custom and type the data transfer rate, in kilobits per second, in the Kbps text box.

  4. Type the acceptable packet loss percentage for incoming and outgoing data transfers in the Packet Loss (%) text box.

    The default setting is 0.0%.

  5. Click OK to save your changes.