VMware: Windows Event ID 27 on e1iexpress NIC Adapter

Hi,

Issue: You have Windows Server 2012, 2012R2, Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 running on ESXi or VMware Workstation and the network connection is interrupted frequently.
Also EventID 27 and 32 with source e1iexpress are often logged to the Windows EventLog.

Solution: This error occurs with the Operating systems named above and the VMware NIC Adaptertype e1000e.
There are 2 possible solutions:

  • Change the Adapter type to vmxnet3 or e1000
  • Disable TCP segmentation offload (TSO) in the guest operating system
    c:\> netsh int tcp set global chimney=disabled
    c:\> netsh int tcp set global rss=disabled

this should solve the problem.

Michael

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  1. thank you
    i will look for some times

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  2. why tiger this warning. what’s the e1iexpress

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