New network adapter emulation: replace the Realtek 100Mbit adapter by a 1Gbit adapter
One of the most annoying things about the Realtek adapter is that if you need to restore a VM, using tools like Appassure Replay, Acronis, .... the bootable Recovery media of course only detects the good old Reaktek 100MB adapter and restoring a large system, over a 100MB line takes forever. Using a 1GB adapter would speed up thing considerably. e.g. E1000 (like VMWare) it would also speed up system deployments using Microsoft WDS.
Florian Heigl commented
The e1000 driver might be more sane and might have - maybe - a 5% performance edge for that reason.
But defintely you're not limited to 100mbit so guys, please put your voices where it makes sense.
Christof Giesers commented
AFAIK it is just a name and a model and doesn't give any information about the speed.
We're running 10 GBE on our Server and of course the XenTools have no 10 GBE drivers for the VMs.
VMWare also installes a E1000 if you're using 10 GBE etc.
So that's just for the eyes, not for giving (limiting) speed.