Need to reset virtual NIC daily

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I have a Windows 8 workstation that has connectivity issues every morning.  Every morning we need to disconnect the network adapter then re-connect it again so the workstation can be accessed by the rest of the network.  The workstation is a Windows 8.1 virtual machine hosted on ESXi 5.5.  The other guests on the host have no issues.  I have tried to delete the NIC and  change the type from E1000 to VMX but it did not help.  Any idea what may be happening here?
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John TsioumprisSoftware & Systems Engineer

Commented:
Does it get IP by DHCP or static...? maybe you have some IP conflict

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Commented:
static, the network has been scanned and checked for IP conflicts
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Commented:
Power Management not causing issues here ?

Disable Power Management.

You must use the VMXNET3 interface, and latest version of VMware Tools to support this interface.

Also check no MAC Address conflicts.

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I forgot about this but ultimately in the end it must have been the power management in Windows 8 that was the culprit.  I disabled it and have not had as issue since.

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