Well did a clean install of Windows 2008 Server R2 Standard and imported my
two virtual servers.
Installed Broadcom drivers from Dell
Removed all virtual NIC's from the servers and removed all virtual networks
Rebooted virtual host
Created 2 virtual networks, one server on each, "Allow Management ..."
unchecked as I have a dedicated NIC for that
Fired up the two virtual servers (took ages to logon, understandably, no
networking) and installed Integration Services.
Rebooted Virtual servers.
Logon to virtual servers and configured networking, putting both on same
Virtual servers can ping lan clients
Lan clients cannot ping virtual servers
Virtual host cannot ping virtual servers
Virtual servers cannot ping virtual host
Virtual servers cannot ping each other
So, moved both virtual servers to same External virtual network, no
Unchecked TCP/IP in Virtual NIC properties and re-checked - can now ping
virtual server from lan, virtual server can now ping host and LAN
Repeated for second server, same result, full connectivity to LAN, from LAN
and to/from virtual host and other virtual server
Anyone like to guess what on earth is going on ?
"RCan" <noospam@newsgroup> wrote in message
> "Ian Moran" <ianm@newsgroup> wrote
>> All pointing to a Hyper-V/Broadcom NIC mess. No way will I attempt
>> teaming until basic comms works
> Oh yes the good old broadcom drivers :-) I had also so much pain in the
> past with it but newer releases are really good developed and work fine
> with virtualization environments.
> Would be great if you can share the outcome of the PSS investigation here.