Hyper-V Network Connectivity Issues with Emulex Adapters

Hyper-V Network Connectivity Issues with Emulex Adapters

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I retweeted this late last week, but wanted to mention it here on my blog.  Emulex has just published a blog post talking about a known issue that is causing network connectivity problems for Hyper-V VMs when using Emulex network adapters.  They have also explained how to work around this until they have a final fix ready.  You can read about it here:

http://blogs.emulex.com/implementers/2014/06/19/microsoft-windows-20122012-r2-hyper-vms-losing-network-connectivity-workaround/

I am blogging about this for two reasons:

  1. I have been contacted by a number of customers who have hit this, and want people to know about what to do.
  2. It is really good to see a hardware vendor documenting status and workarounds for known issues, and I am glad to see this post going up.

Cheers,
Ben

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  • It isn't just Emulex adapters.  Broadcom adapters also.  We experienced the same connectivity drops with VMQ enabled on Broadcom cards.  Once we switched over to Intel cards, problem was resolved.

  • Now if only HP/Broadcom would own up in a similar fashion.......

  • Broadcom already fixed this in their later firmware/drivers.

    I updated them for two Dell servers and now they're working perfectly with VMQ enabled VMs.

    Cheers.

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