How to change network adapter type to vmxnet3


I am trying to clone a vm using knife vsphere clone command.

knife vsphere vm clone testVM --template <template_name> --cvlan <vlan_name> --cips <ip_address> --cgw <gateway_ip> --cspec <custom_spec_name> --start --sysprep_timeout 360

This command clones the VM but fails to assign IP because the vlan shows disconnected. On checking with VM team they told the network adapter should be of type “vmxnet3”, but by default it is taking “E1000”.

How can I specify the network adapter to be of type “vmxnet3” while cloning the VM.