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%DRPRX counter

I have noticed that regularly on several ESX hosts I was seeing the %DRPRX counter show values from 10 to 100 and that this was happening for multiple VM’s. This counter only ever shows values on the VM’s not the vmnic’s, management or vmkernel ports.
Duncan Epping describes the issue here:
http://www.yellow-bricks.com/2010/02/02/e1000-and-dropped-rx-packets/

I created a discussion here and it seems that switching to a VMXNET3 network driver does stop the counter showing but I am still unsure whether this is an actual issue or a false negtive
http://communities.vmware.com/message/1563141#1563141

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