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How to enable 10GbE transfer?

QNAP Virtualization Station supports Virtual Switches to allow 10GbE transfer rates. For this case, the hard disk control of virtual machine (VM) and the device model of network of VM should be used in “Virtual Disk Controller” and “Virtual Gigabit Ethernet” respectively.

Setup the hard disk controller as “Virtual Disk Controller”

There are two situations that you should be aware of.

  1. If your VM has been installed and the hard disk controller is set as IDE, SATA, SCSI, or another setting, please see the following website for instructions to change it.
    https://www.qnap.com/i/au/tutorial/con_show.php?op=showone&cid=112#C
  2. If your VM has been created but the OS has not been installed, see the following website for instructions to change it.
    https://www.qnap.com/i/au/tutorial/con_show.php?op=showone&cid=112#A

Setup the network device as “Virtual Gigabit Ethernet”

Go to Virtualization Station and select a VM to enable 10 GbE transfer. Click “Virtual Machine Settings”.

Go to Network, select “Virtual Gigabit Ethernet” in Device Model, and click “Apply”.

Click “Insert VM Driver” to insert the driver to the CD Drive, and start the VM.

If your VM uses Windows 7, open the Start Menu, right click on "Computer" and select "Properties".

Click “Device Manager”.

An “Ethernet Controller” will be displayed in "Other Devices". Right click on it and choose “Update Driver Software…”.

Click “Browse my computer for driver software”.

Click “Browse…” and find the CD Drive that has the drivers. Select "AMD64" if you use a 64-bit version of Windows and "X86" for a 32-bit version. Click “OK”. (Note: Windows 10 VMs must use "WIN8".)

Click “Next”.

Click “Install”.

Click “Close”.

The network adapter should be listed as 10 Gbps.

Release date: 2015-11-24
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