So its been a busy few weeks with all the news and related blog articles on vSphere 4.1
I finally got around to extracting vmtools 8.3.x and intergrating it into the Vyatta Appliance.
There is also something different with this release, the source code for vmtools has been modified to prevent Large Recieve Offload.LRO is defined as:
In computer networking, large receive offload is a technique for increasing inbound throughput of high-bandwidth network connections by reducing CPU overhead. It works by aggregating multiple incoming packets from a single stream into a larger buffer before they are passed higher up the networking stack, thus reducing the number of packets that have to be processed. In Linux, it is generally used in conjunction with the New API (NAPI) to also reduce the number of interrupts.
There have been a few users reporting an issue with LRO and others requesting the intergration of the latest version of VMtools..so here you go:
Download Vyatta VC 6 with LRO patch and the latest VMtools
I would like a few people to test this release and let mw know how it goes before making it live on the VAM.