DELL T610 Broadcom NetXtreme II NIC can't detect on MS Hyper-V Virtual Machine. How can I do?

  • Have you checked device manager, is it showing in there? We need more information. – Sam Cogan Mar 24 '10 at 9:19
  • I have install windows server 2008 on VM and it can detect NIC as Windows Virtual Network Adpter. Windows Server 2003 can't. – LoRdiE Mar 24 '10 at 11:22

It sounds like you need to install the virtual machine integration components. Then the drivers for the network adapter will be in your Server 2003 installation.

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  • installed W2K3 SP2 & Hyper-V Integration Tools on VM after that W2K3 can detect VMBus as Virtual Network. Thanks – LoRdiE Mar 27 '10 at 11:14

You probably need to add the NIC as a emulated/legacy network adapter instead of as an synthetic network adapter. Installing the virtual guest services should allow a synthetic adapter to be recognized as well.

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  • In Hyper-V, "legacy" is "emulated." – Jake Oshins Mar 25 '10 at 16:54

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