VMaware OS Upgrade from 2003 SRV to 2008 SRV 32 bit
Posted on 2011-03-10
I have converted a stand alone server to a Virtual Server in VMWare ESXi 4.1.0.
The Server that I converted was brought in as a Windows 2003 operating system.
Today, I upgraded that virtual server to windows 2008 R2 32 bit.
When I go to "edit settings" in VSphere, and look under the options tab, it still says Windows 2003 Server as the OS type.
Also, the Server 2008 OS cannot find drivers for the nic or base device.
How can I get it to show the proper OS under options if this is possible?
How do I now get the correct Vmware virtual hardware for my network adapter?
This is kind of two questions, but I'm assuming that both are tied together in a virtual server upgrade scenereo. This is one of the reasons that I'm wanting to go virtual is for ease of OS migration.
This is a lab environment and no production server has been affected at all so now is the time for education.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.