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Networking problems with SLES 11 SP1 VM installed on Hyper-V

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Microsoft Windows 2008 R2 Hyper-V Host
Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 Service Pack 1 Guest


Regular loss of network connectivity on SLES 11 SP1 VM (Guest) running under a Hyper-V Host.


Please update the SLES 11 SP1 Guest to, at minimum, the kernel and version 0_2.6.32.36_0.5-0.14.1of hyper-v-kmp-default.  (released on 04/27/2011)

If the problem persists, apply the following Microsoft hotfixes (or preferably W2K8 R2 SP1) to the Windows 2008 R2 Hyper_V host:
--This one appears to have been included in an update.  See
--This one only references Windows 2003 VM's but, according to Microsoft, also applies to SLES VM's.


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  • Document ID:7008116
  • Creation Date:11-MAR-11
  • Modified Date:27-APR-12
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