I have inherited a SBS08 server and we are trying to migrate to a VMware environment. Currently when we do a P2V we are having issues with the NIC coming up after conversion. Here are some of the issues.
1) In the current physical server Dell 720 with Broadcom NIC the card is set to DHCP but it comes up with the correct IP each time - if I try to set it as a static with the approriate settings it just reverts back to DHCP. I can't find anything in the group policy but am concerned about this being an issue. Has anyone seen this?
2) After we have completed the P2V - bring the server up without a NIC - install VMware Tools - then try to add a VMXNET3 NIC it will not find the driver. The E1000 will install but will not seem to work with DNS and takes forever to come up.
Any thoughts on why this is happening or where to look on this issues?