Add 1Gbps vNIC to Nutanix AHV VM

I have seen several people asking about default vNIC speed on Nutanix AHV. When you create vNIC via Prism, default vNIC speed is 10Gbps. However you can create vNIC with lower speed too, if you want. This task is available only via acli command line.

Log in to CVM over ssh and get into acli. From acli run,
vm.nic_create <VM_NAME> model=e1000 network=<portgroup_name>

Check, if vNIC is showing up on VM config;
vm.nic_get <VM_Name>

One more verification, this time on guest OS.
ethtool ens4

 

Artur Krzywdzinski

Artur is Consulting Architect at Nutanix. He has been using, designing and deploying VMware based solutions since 2005 and Microsoft since 2012. He specialize in designing and implementing private and hybrid cloud solution based on VMware and Microsoft software stacks, datacenter migrations and transformation, disaster avoidance. Artur has been in IT industry since 1999 and consulting since 2008. Artur holds VMware Certified Design Expert certification (VCDX #077).