- A Virtual Machine is created with Windows Server 2008 / 2008 R2 operating system
- There is no operable network inside the VM right after creation
The network adapter type is set to Realtek for the VM:
[root@pcs ~]# prlctl list -i -f w2k8r2 | grep net Boot order: hdd0 cdrom0 net0 hdd1 net0 (+) dev='vme62df2db9.0' network='Bridged' mac=001C426DF02F card=rtl preventpromisc=off mac_filter=off ip_filter=off nameservers=10.39.1.1 searchdomains= ips='10.39.81.33/255.255.0.0 ' gw='10.39.1.1'
Note the card=rtl option.
Windows 2008 does not have a built-in support for Realtek adapter, so there is no network in the VM before Parallels Tools are installed.
Switch the adapter type to Intel PRO/1000MT:
# prlctl set w2k8r2 --adapter-type e1000
This can also be done in Parallels Virtual Automation in the VM Hardware Settings:
Note: PVA build should be not lower than 6.0-2145 to have the ability to specify the adapter type.