Slow Connection from MAC to Virtualized WIndows 2008R2 server

RBrogen
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Here's the scenario:

I have a physical Windows 2008R2 server running AD, DCHP, DNS, WINS, File/Print.  I also have 2 MAC Pros running Lion (this issue also existed with the Snow Leopard OS).  All of this is connected with a gigabit network speed.  I virtualize the 2008R2 server to a VMWare ESXi 4.1 system using a PtoV converter utility from VMWare and within a few hours the MAC's access to the VM'd server is so slow that it brings everything to it's knees.

Question:  Is there a known issue with this scenario or a recommended configuration for this?  It seems fairly straight forward and the windows machines all connect fine to the VM Server.

Thanks for any assistance.
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brwwigginsIT Manager

Commented:
were the MACs slow accessing the server befor the P2V conversion?

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Commented:
No ... it did take about 30 seconds to map a drive to the phsical box either smb or cifs.

Author

Commented:
Also the MAC specs:
20GB DDR3
Dual Quad Core 3.8Ghz
30" Cinema
1.5TB
Lion OS

Server Spec:
Dell PowerEdge 2900
48GB RAM
6TB
Dual - Dual 3.2Ghz
brwwigginsIT Manager

Commented:
two questions.

(1) did you install the VM additions on the guest?

(2) On the VM, what type of network adapter got added during the conversion? Open the vSphere client....edit the VM settings, find the network adapter and look at the type.

Author

Commented:
1)  Yes VMWare Tools are installed
2)  Standard E1000 adapter
Commented:
The issue has gone away.  Not sure what the problem was.

Author

Commented:
The issue resolved itself and has been running fine for several weeks now.

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