4 Replies Latest reply on Dec 12, 2017 6:16 AM by chuggington81

    Windows 2016 deploy from template - no NIC when trying to use customization

    chuggington81 Lurker

      ESXI Version: VMware ESXi, 5.5.0, 2718055

      Image Profile: Dell-ESXi-5.5U2-2068190-A00

      vSphere Web Client: Version 5.5.0 Build 2414847

       

      So I am deploying a Windows 2012R2 from template which works perfectly. However, when deploying Windows 2016 from template the NIC adapter is not enabled.

       

      I tried upgrading the hardware version to 10. No change.

      I tried installing vmware tools 10 on the template vm. No change.

      I tried without customization and then the NIC is enabled and works.

       

      With customization the Windows 2016 deployment does not work.

       

      Both 2012R2 and 2016 templates are configured the same way.

       

      Is this a esxi version issue or something else? Any ideas?

       

      Rather annoying that I can't continue with my provisioning project.

       

      FYI: both enable and disable update vmware tools on boot on template did nothing. Also tried deploying to another host. No change.