Windows 2008R2 Guest using virtio network interface has inconsistent connectivity.

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Issue

  • Windows 2008R2 vm first comes up after a reboot the NIC is unable to connect to the network.
  • Disabling and enabling the network interface allows works, but only till the next reboot.

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.1.
  • Windows 2008 R2 Guest.
  • virtio NIC being used for the guest.

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