NIC

Howto: Disable a NIC when running Sysprep

by File in: deployment

Disabling a network card when running sysprepping a Windows machine is easy.  Two things need to happen:  1.  Add the following command to the [GuiRunOnce] section of your sysprep.inf file   Command0=”C:\temp\disablenic.cmd”   2.  On the machine you are sysprepping, create a C:\temp\disablenic.cmd file that contains the following:   netsh interface set interface “Local Area […]

Network card configuration missing after P2V using VMware Converter

by File in: virtualization

Last night I converted a physical Windows 2003 R2 server to a VMware virtual machine using VMware Converter Standalone version 4.0.1.  The entire process was extremely simple, only four steps.  After the P2V conversion completed, the physical machine powered off, and the newly created VM booted up.  Everything appeared to be normal, until I realized […]

Fix: The IP address you have entered for this network adapter is already assigned to another adapter that is hidden from the Network Connections folder because it is not physically in the computer

by File in: Windows

I brought up a snapshot of a Windows Server 2003 R2 guest today and could not login to the domain.  After further review I found the server had lost its static TCP/IP settings – both NICs were set to DHCP (they had previously been statically set).  When I attempted to add the TCP/IP addresses back to […]

Howto: Edit network card bindings in Windows Server 2008

by File in: Windows

Figuring out how to edit the order of NIC bindings on a Windows 2008 Server took quite a bit of Googling. It seems that you need to know a secret key combination to be able to view the Advanced tab, where the option to edit the NIC bindings is located. To edit the network card […]

Fix for make install / compiler issues with Intel e1000 NIC driver in SLES 10

by File in: Linux

How I was able to make and install the Intel e1000 NIC driver in SLES 10 Linux: Steps 1 through 3 of the e1000-8.0.6.tar.gz readme file are simple enough to follow when making the Intel e1000 network card driver on SLES 10 SP2.     1. Move the base driver tar file to the directory […]

Dell PowerEdge 1950 NIC teaming test results

by File in: performance

I’ve completed testing of the NIC teaming on our new Dell PowerEdge 1950 servers.  I’m more than a little bit surprised by the results, which I’ll get to in a moment.  My initial assumptions were that the network adapters would perform in the following order, from best to worst performing:  1)  Teamed Intel NICs 2) […]