asif999
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windows 2008 R2 guest does not detect network adapter

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Hi,

this is my first go with the hypervisor,

my host is on an IBM x3400 M2 server with1 Xeon quad core processor and with 8 GB RAM

I did a normal installation of vmware esxi 3.5 (the latest one) , I set a static IP and all seems well with the ESXi.

I then created a new virtual machine with windows 2008 R2 server 64 bit edition.

the installation went on well, but when I started and looked through the console, the windows server does not seem to be detecting the network adapter, when I checked in the device manager as well there was a problem with the network adapter.

one more thing I noticed is the movement of the mouse is slow on the console of this machine, does this give us a hint that vmware tools have not been installed correctly? I checked with the vsphere client and it said that the vmware tools are upto date.

can anyone help me resolve this issue or point me in the right direction?

Thanks,

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MarkStrong
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Edit VM settings, delete you current Network Adapter, add a new one and select E1000 as the adapter type.

VCP5, VCP4 | VCAP4-DCD | MCITP | HP Master ASE | CCNA, Cisco UCS Support Specialist

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AWo
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Install the VMware Tools inside the guest and see if that fixes that issue. The Tools contain the necessary drivers.


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asif999
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uninstalled vmware tools and reinstalled once again, but the problems still exists.

any other advice?

Thanks,

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AWo
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Check if the vNIC is flagged to start connected and if it is connected while the guest is running.

What does the system show in the device manager? Post a screenshot.


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asif999
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here you go.. I have attached the screenshots of:

1. the nic status when the win 2008 guest is on

2. the status of the network adapter on the guest

3. the device manager screenshot

I hope you see something there Smiley Happy

Thanks,

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MarkStrong
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Edit VM settings, delete you current Network Adapter, add a new one and select E1000 as the adapter type.

VCP5, VCP4 | VCAP4-DCD | MCITP | HP Master ASE | CCNA, Cisco UCS Support Specialist

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asif999
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Worked like a charm Smiley Happy thank you soo much.

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