a long shot, but figured I'd give here a try (no solution on VMware community forum).
In a Linux guest (CentOS 5.7 64-bit) with vmxnet3 vNIC we are getting a few hundred kernel errors per day on primary eth0, DMZ NIC, which handles majority of network traffic (eth1 & eth2 perform backups and other non-frequent network activity).
All 3 NICs have vmxnet3 as their adapter type, but the kernel errors only occur on eth0, the only NIC with public exposure (via Cisco ASA NAT'd public IPs).
Sample log entry:
Nov 2 17:49:40 localhost kernel: eth0: tq error 0x80000000 Nov 2 17:49:40 localhost kernel: eth0: resetting Nov 2 17:49:40 localhost kernel: eth0: intr type 2, mode 0, 1 vectors allocated Nov 2 17:49:40 localhost kernel: eth0: NIC Link is Up 10000 Mbps
The entries are disconcerting given that eth0 went down yesterday and had to be ifup'd (although new server has been up for 2 weeks without issue otherwise).
Going to downgrade to vmxnet2 in the AM and see if that resolves the issue, but for sake of myself and future sufferers of this issue, I'll leave this out there -- every problem at some point has a solution ;-)