VMS Loose Connectivity After Host Server Reboot

We have experienced a repeating issue with the Broadcom NetXtreme Gigiabit Ethernet card and Server 2012 R2. This is on a Dell Poweredge Server. When we would reboot the host servers the VMS would say they were connected, but actually were not. To get the VMs connected we would have to disable and enable the adapters within the VM. We found the below Microsoft article that explains the issues. The fix was to update to the latest driver release. The below release is what resolved the issue for us. Please be aware this update will take the host server offline and will need to be completed on site.

Network_Driver_KW7KT_WN64_19.0.0_17.0.4.2

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2986895

June 29, 2015 by Lauren Winstead Category: General IT 0 comments

Recent Posts