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Network connectivity might be lost on guest operating system when DirectPath I/O is enabled with vMotion (2044543)
This issue occurs during a guest operating system upgrade if the inbox driver from the VMware Tools package is replaced by the operating system driver.
Reinstall the VMware Tools package or upgrade to the following minimum required version of VMXNET3 driver that is provided in ESX 5.0 VMware Tools :
- For Linux operating systems: 220.127.116.11-k-NAPI version of VMXNET 3 driver
- For Windows operating systems: 18.104.22.168 version of VMXNET3 driver
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