jeepdude123 wrote:So can you clarify, if you don't install the hotfix on all the servers running 2k8r2 and win7 (that you're trying to use surebackup with) and you are running those Vmware VMXNET3 adapters you will not get your static IP?
This is what I'm running into. If this is the case, why is this not a sticky or something? Seems like a pretty common issue that everyone will have if they're running VMXNET3 adapters and VMware, but yet I've farted around with the VLAB stuff for days thinking it was other problems. Frustrating. Guess I should have called Veeam support?
Yes thats right. You will need the patch in order to get a Windows 2008 R2 or Windows 7 up and running with its originating IP within a lab in case you are using VMXNET3 NICs. It's because your VM within the lab will get a new NIC and therefore Server 2008 R2 (or Win7) will generate a new serial number for this interface. Thats why you are losing your IP address. A full VM restore is not affected by this behaviour (as far as you have unregistered or deleted the old VM before restoring it).
And its always a good idea to give Veeam a call or open a support ticket over the support portal. Or just ask here in the forums. Would have saved you alot of time researching