VMware: Possible data corruption (KB2058692)

Last update: 4 August 2017

VMware: Possible data corruption after a Windows 2012 virtual machine network transfer

Summary

This is an information regarding an issue in the VMware ESXi 5.0/5.1 in conjunction with a Windows server 2012 guest OS .

Information

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.

Solution

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.

Applies to:
  • VMware ESXi 5.0
  • VMware ESXi 5.1

in conjunction with a Windows 2012 guest OS and the default e1000e network adapter .

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