VMware: Possible data corruption after a Windows 2012 virtual machine network transfer
This is an information regarding an issue in the VMware ESXi 5.0/5.1 in conjunction with a Windows server 2012 guest OS .
An issue has been identified in ESXi 5.0 and 5.1 where data corruption can occur when connecting a Windows 2012 guest using the default e1000e network adapter.
Due to this issue there is a higher chance of network errors leading to a possible data corruption in communication originating from virtualized servers.
Further information: The VMware Knowledgebase Article #2058692 provides further details concerning this issue.
For detailed information regarding fixes to this issue please refer to the VMware Knowledgebase Article #2058692 .
As of writing this article one of the recommended solutions is to disable the TCP segmentation offload (TSO) in the Windows 2012 guest OS.
- VMware ESXi 5.0
- VMware ESXi 5.1
in conjunction with a Windows 2012 guest OS and the default e1000e network adapter .