I just installled two netware 6.5 SP7 Servers on a Dell PE2950 with a 2Ghz xeon cpu running Windows Server 2003R2 SP2. I have dedicated a 1GB nic to each using custom bridge network VMNET 2 & 3. Ping times to the host nics are less than 1 ms. When I ping the Virtual servers I'm getting really slow responses and some lost packets. Writing files to disk is extremely slow. I'm assuming it has to do with the speed of the nic. I have tried both the pcntnw.lan and the cneamd.lan Vmware tools are installed and Both servers are on the same subnet. I allocated the disk space during host creation. Any help would be appreciated.