Hyper-V Alert: Beware of the Broadcom Nextreme II

Posted by RayC on June 30 2008, 9:06 PM. Posted in Windows Virtualization.

Ever since I first installed my Dell PowerEdge 2900 with Virtual Server I have been experiencing issues with the Broadcom Nextreme II Gigabit adapter also known as the BCM5708C. After my latest disaster at a client with Hyper-V RTM with the same network adaptere in an HP Proliant ML 370 G5, I think it's time to send out an alert.

In my case I the two hosts I was installing with Hyper-V ended with corrupted network stacks on Virtual Machines and hosts that initially worked flawlessly and all of a sudden caused strange error messages. This in the end forced me to completely reinstall all systems from scratch.

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