|Applies To||RSA Product Set: Security Analytics|
RSA Product/Service Type: Decoder (Virtual)
Platform (Other): VMware
|Issue||RSA does not publish specifications for VMware NIC performance, as a NIC by definition on VMware is a software boundary rather than a hardware boundary.|
As such, any calculations for NIC performance are entirely dictated by the VWware platform itself.
This article provides information on how to calculate VMware NIC performance as published by VMware, as a courtesy only, with no expressed or implied warranties.
|Resolution||VMware published a whitepaper entitled Network Throughput in a Virtual Infrastructure, which provides a suggested methodology for calculating network NIC performance:|
Additional information on ESX/ESXi or VMware performance can be obtained directly from VMware.