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nav2567
nav2567 asked
Hello,

I have a Windows 2012 VM.  The network connection seems to be a little flaky.  I want to remove the virtual nic from vcenter and readd it.  

Windows OS should be able to detect the controller back, right?

Thanks.
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Technical Assurance & Implementation

Yes, just make sure if have static IP etc,, configured to make a note of it.

Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
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Expert of the Year 2017
Correct make sure you install VMware Tools and use the VMXNET3 interface

DO NOT USE e1000!

Network Interface are hot add and remove!

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If the VM is a domain controller, it should be okay, right?
Zaheer IqbalTechnical Assurance & Implementation

what makes you think that by removing and re-adding the NIC will fix you issue ?

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Our server monitoring software indicates that the domain controller VM bounces a few times.  The event log shows the server did not restart.  We use continues ping and we have observed that the VM IP is dropping packet.
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
Fellow 2018
Expert of the Year 2017
are you using VMXNET3 ?

removal of network interface will drop AD functions, as there will be no network until you add it back and re-ip
Zaheer IqbalTechnical Assurance & Implementation

could that be that the DC is being over worked ?

Have you got the latest VMWARE Tools installed also.

Is that the only server dropping packets ?

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Thanks, everyone!