Bare Metal drivers - Broadcom NetXtreme II NIC


A bere metal restore of a Windows 2003 server may fail to set the IP address if a Broadcom NetXtreme II NIC is in use.



BareMetal drivers for Broadcom NetExteme II NIC

Applies To

Windows Bare Metal restore; Windows 2003 client

Symptoms / Description

When booting the Bare Metal boot media, the software is unable to set the IP address.


The WinPE environment is unable to find the correct driver for Broadcom NetXtreme II NIC.

Resolution / Workaround / Execution Process

If you run into a Broadcom NetExteme II NIC, you will need to inject the Windows 2003 32 bit RIS drivers for the NIC to work with the BareMetal PE I media (created from Win 2k3). Look about ½ way down the page for the RIS drivers.  

We were even able to get this driver to work with an IBM H chassis blade (HS22, model 7873-B3U).

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