Article ID: 120433, created on Mar 5, 2014, last review on Jun 17, 2016

  • Applies to:
  • Virtuozzo
  • Virtuozzo hypervisor
  • Virtual Automation


  • 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= searchdomains= ips=' ' gw=''

    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.

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