Sorry for posting this, i was unable to find the answer and i am not completely familiar with Nutanix yet. But does anyone know if you can use the Intel E1000 nic driver with windows server VM's in Nutanix Acropolis? Or are you locked in to the just the VirtIO driver? Thanks for your help!
Best answer by Chandru
E1000 is a emulated device, virtio is para virtualized device which performs much better than E1000. Qualification is done on virtio nics but not on E1000 nics. Given your server is windows 2016 virtio should work fine any reason you are looking to use E1000?