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Anyone facing Windows 2003 network disconnects?


Tz-OVH
13-04-2009, 22:40
Quote Originally Posted by Marks
I'm afraid that there is nothing to do with the network card.

When you are using Virtualization software such as VMWare and the likes, you must be sure that the server doesn't work in bridged mode. This VMs cannot send packets to the real network as our switches are configured to block the machine if the MAC address of the packets sent from it is not the same physical MAC address registered.

You can find more information about it in the following guides:

http://help.ovh.com/VMware

and the section about network configuration.

That's regarless of if you are using IP failovers or not on those VMs.

Cheers, guys!
Thanks Marks

I don't use VM software or any such software.

If you check the logs & I can copy the event logs for you giving you precise times, you'll see no other Mac addy from my server connecting to your switches.

marks
13-04-2009, 18:21
I'm afraid that there is nothing to do with the network card.

When you are using Virtualization software such as VMWare and the likes, you must be sure that the server doesn't work in bridged mode. This VMs cannot send packets to the real network as our switches are configured to block the machine if the MAC address of the packets sent from it is not the same physical MAC address registered.

You can find more information about it in the following guides:

http://help.ovh.com/VMware

and the section about network configuration.

That's regarless of if you are using IP failovers or not on those VMs.

Cheers, guys!

Tz-OVH
10-04-2009, 18:45
It stopped giving me trouble for months...now its back again. 3 times today :|

I just don't see ANYTHING in the logs about this. OVH say they aren't doing anything.

Updated to 5.720.327.2009, let's see if this solves it for now.


Could a mod move this to the dedicated server section?

Tz-OVH
04-01-2009, 09:26
I put in a ticket because its happened again.

Going to update the drivers once I can access the server again.

EDIT: Updated to 30-10-2008, v5.708.x drivers, I hope this fixes it.

Abducted
01-01-2009, 21:27
No problem here.

Driver Date: 25-9-2008
Driver version: 5.706.925.2008

Tz-OVH
01-01-2009, 18:16
I've had this months ago when I first picked Windows 2003 as my OS on a dedicated server. I recently ordered another server and once again that problem has returned. Random network disconnects. I went through the Event Logs and found this:



Then 10minutes later:



I'm going to update the Realtek drivers in a hope that it solves the problem, as the default onces are from July 2008.

Any other Windows 2003 users facing this trouble?