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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.


  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.

  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?

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

  4. Hi Ben,

    Thanks for the highlight. Cmd updated

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