1 Reply Latest reply on Sep 26, 2011 5:18 PM by Patrick_Kutch

    Hyper V install order


      I have read that with Broadcom and or HP servers that the install order with Hyper V and NIC teaming is CRITICAL.


      Is this so with Intel NIC's/teaming software?


      The order I have read about goes something like this...


      1. Install Windows 2008 R2
      2. Install the Hyper V role
      3. Install NIC teaming drivers/software
      4. Configure team/s
      5. Configure Hyper V networking to point to a team.


      Again I have read this as it pertains specifically to HP Proliant Servers and HP NIC teaming sofware and I have seen it (from along time ago 2008/2009) about Broadcom NIC's



      I have done it this way so far...


      1. Install Windows 2008 R2
      2. Install NIC teaming drivers/software
      3. Configure the teams
      4. Install the Hyper V role
      5. Configure Hyper V to use a team


      It works fine in testing but......if I am going to see network issues they will probably show up when I put a much bigger load on them.  I really dont want to rebuild my servers...but if I have to I will.


      Is there any guidence from Intel on the correct or supported order of things?