Workstation 8 & Windows 7 Bridge Issue

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Hello All,

I have recently purchased Workstation 8 and installed, the host is Windows 7 64bit Enterprise. I then created a Windows XP guest and tried to do a network boot so I could install it via the PXE/Image setup we use but DHCP never gets an IP address. I have googled some and poked around on here but I could not find anything definitive.
I have changed the Bridge option from Auto to my NIC in the Virtual Network Editor as that seems to have fixed the issue for several. I have disable the Network Threat Protection in SEP 12 also.

I am at a loss here…
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
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are you currently using your virtual machines with Bridged Network mode, set in the VM properties for the Network Interface.

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I have attached an image of the current settings just to make sure we have no misunderstanding - I have also tried with the Replicate physical connection state option selected
VM-Settings.jpg
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that looks correct.
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ok, well in that case, something is wrong. I have tried a handful of things, anything you can suggest?
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
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I would suggest toggling between NAT and Bridged, and checking virtual network editor that settings are correct for bridged mode networking.

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I have given that a try with no luck...

I have attached a screen of the Virtual Network Editor
Network.png
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
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does the VM obtain a DHCP address in an OS?

eg Bart PE Cdrom as a test?

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will run a test here shortly...

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ok, so I have an OS loaded up via an ISO install - and it works via bridge, so bridge works. Since I am looking to boot via NIC /pxe I assume this would be VMware support issue now as I can see it works via Windows.
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
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what network interface card are you using?

is it e1000?

so,no dhcp via pxe?

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Looks like XP has default to an Am79C970A - correct when doing a boot via NIC no DHCP
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Yes, that's correct, when using the standard network interface.

The boot filename is correctly specified on the DHCP server?

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yes, I can take any laptop we have and boot via NIC/PXE and it will spin up the PE image we used to start the build process of systems.

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Hi all...I have opened a ticket with VM on this -- thanks all!

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hanccocka - will give you the points for giving it a go!

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