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Possible data corruption after a Windows 2012 virtual machine network transfer (2058692)
- Data corruption may occur when copying data over the network.
- Data corruption may occur after a network file copy event.
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Note: Consider the above request before applying the work around below.
To work around this issue, apply one of these changes:
- Disable TCP segmentation offload (TSO) in the source Windows 2012 guest operating system.
- Use the vmxnet3 or e1000 network adapter as an alternative to the e1000e.
To change a network adapter:
- Connect to the host or vCenter Server using the vSphere Client.
- Right-click the virtual machine and click Edit Settings.
- Select the network adapter and click Remove.
- Click OK.
- Right-click the virtual machine and click Edit settings.
- Click Add > Ethernet Adapter.
- Click Next.
- In the Adapter Type drop down, select e1000 or vmxnet3.
- If applicable for your environment, select the appropriate Network Connection.
- In Device Status, click Connect at power on.
- Click Next.
- Review the settings and click Finish, and then click OK.
Note: If you see a message indicating that your IP address is already assigned to another adapter after changing it see, Networking Error: IP address already assigned to another adapter (1179).
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