Posts Tagged ‘E1000’

Powershell script to list machines running  the out of date e1000 Adapter in Windows so you can update them to VMXnet3 !

Get-VM |
 
Where{(Get-NetworkAdapter -VM $_ | where{$_.Type -eq 'e1000'}) -and (Get-VMguest -VM $_ | Where-Object {$_.OSFullName -like "*Windows Server*"})} |
 
Select Name,@{N='vCenter';E={$_.Uid.Split('@')[1].Split(':')[0]}}

 

 

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vmware_view_pilot-5132020[1]Recently spun up a new Windows 7 virtual machine on an ESX cluster. After installing VMware Tools and rebooting the machine , the NIC card would stay unconnected. You would tick the connected box , restart the machine and the Tick would untick.

The default port limit on a vSwitch if you don’t use VLAN’s to segment traffic is 120. So when you hit this limit the above happens. I increased the port limit on each host to double. The VSphere client says you need to reboot the host to apply this , but I just vMotioned the machines from one to another which seemed to fix the problem.

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