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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Install Broadcom Advanced Control Suite in Hyper V R2

Just finish install Hyper V R2 (Free Edition) into Dell Poweredge 2950. Just wonder how can i do teaming in this dell server. Then i start to use google search and found out that i need to to use Broadcom Advanced Control Suite 3 (BACS) which available together with the NIC driver from Dell Website.
When i try to install BACS into the Hyper V R2, the installation prompt that it required .Net Framework in order to function properly.

Here is some command which you can use to complete this task:-

[Updated 3 Dec 2011]
a) oclist - to view the install roles & features in the system.
b) Start /w ocsetup NetFx2-ServerCore
c) Start /w ocsetup NetFx2-ServerCore-WOW64
(case sensitive and this will install .Net Framework 2.0) which require by Broadcom.

To run BACS, execute from this location
C:\Program Files\Broadcom\BACS\bacs.exe




















Once you get the GUI, then you can start do your NIC teaming before you configure your Hyper V Virtual Network Switch.

6 comments:

  1. Thank you. Been searching all day for how to do this in Server Core 2008 R2. For some reason this never came up in my googling, and i just stumbled on it by accident.

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  2. I got error "Please retry the operation or exit the Broadcom Control Suite and restart" when creating a team. Fisrt i installed NetFx2-ServerCore and NetFx2-ServerCore-WOW64. And i found this then i tried NetFx3-ServerCore-WOW64, still same error. Any idea?

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  3. thanks this is really useful. You have a typo in the ocsetup cmd though.

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  4. Hi Ben,

    Thanks for the highlight. Cmd updated

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