You can use advanced virtual network adapter settings to limit the bandwidth, specify the acceptable packet loss percentage, and create network latency 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. Enter the acceptable packet loss percentage for incoming and outgoing data transfers in the Packet Loss (%) text box.

    The default setting is 0.0%.

  5. Enter the number of milliseconds (ms) for network latency of incoming and outgoing data transfers.

    The latency setting allows you to simulate the latency in a network environment that differs from your own. The latency range is 0 to 2,000 ms.

    Note:

    Expect actual network latency to be up to 10 ms above the number you set. For example, if you set latency at 200 ms, expect the actual latency to be between 200 to 210 ms.

  6. Click OK to save your changes.