Solved

Windows Server 2012, VMware

Posted on 2013-06-26
6
451 Views
Last Modified: 2013-07-08
Hi,

I have just setup a windows server 2012 server within VMware via the datastore ISO option.  This has been installed successfully and have just logged into it.

The windows server doesnt seem to have any network adaptors assigned to it to allow for internet or general network connectivity.

Are you able to advise if this simply needs setting up within windows, or do i need to assign something within VM vSphere?

THanks
0
Comment
Question by:supportguy360
  • 2
  • 2
  • 2
6 Comments
 
LVL 16

Expert Comment

by:Dirk Mare
ID: 39278117
You need to add a network adapter "E1000" to the VM..

In vSphere..

Right click server name
Click edit settings
Click Add
Select Ethernet adapter
select e1000 under type.
select the VM network this VM will be connected to.
Confirm and select finish
OK out of settings

Confirm if you have ant adapters installed in your VM
edit settings
0
 

Author Comment

by:supportguy360
ID: 39278136
Thanks. I did have a network adaptor assigned as a VMXNET3, this is the only one i could use to get the ISO datastore boot to be seen and install.

I have changed the adaptor to be an E1000 as you have stated above and now it fails to boot. Are there other settings or additional Adaptors that need adding?

Thanks
0
 
LVL 118

Accepted Solution

by:
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE) earned 500 total points
ID: 39278149
did you set it up like my EE Article


HOW TO: Create your first Windows Virtual Machine on a VMware vSphere Hypervisor 5.1 (ESXi 5.1) Host Server

When you install a Windows OS you should use the E1000 network interface.

VMXNET3 network interface drivers are provided by VMware Tools, see my other article.

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/VMWare/A_11873-HOW-TO-Install-VMware-Tools-for-Windows-on-a-VMware-Windows-virtual-machine-on-a-VMware-vSphere-Hypervisor-5-1-ESXi-5-1-Host-Server.html

VMXNET3 drivers are not included in the Base OS!
0
Control application downtime with dependency maps

Visualize the interdependencies between application components better with Applications Manager's automated application discovery and dependency mapping feature. Resolve performance issues faster by quickly isolating problematic components.

 
LVL 16

Expert Comment

by:Dirk Mare
ID: 39278152
Add the adapter! Not change!
0
 

Author Comment

by:supportguy360
ID: 39278365
I have added the adaptor and i can now get access to specifying ip settings on the server, and get access to the internet.  Thanks.

I am however, unable to ping the server IP address from outside the VM environment.  Do i need to set anything else up to allow for this?

Thanks
0
 
LVL 118
ID: 39278399
turn off firewall?
0

Featured Post

Is Your Active Directory as Secure as You Think?

More than 75% of all records are compromised because of the loss or theft of a privileged credential. Experts have been exploring Active Directory infrastructure to identify key threats and establish best practices for keeping data safe. Attend this month’s webinar to learn more.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

#Citrix #Citrix Netscaler #HTTP Compression #Load Balance
This article is an update and follow-up of my previous article:   Storage 101: common concepts in the IT enterprise storage This time, I expand on more frequently used storage concepts.
How to install and configure Citrix XenApp 6.5 - Part 1. In this video tutorial we have explained step by step installation of Citrix XenApp 6.5 Server on Windows Server 2008 R2 is explained in this video. We have explained the difference between…
In this video tutorial I show you the main steps to install and configure  a VMware ESXi6.0 server. The video has my comments as text on the screen and you can pause anytime when needed. Hope this will be helpful. Verify that your hardware and BIO…

910 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

22 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now