Updating the Virtio ENI Driver

Last updated: 2021-01-18 10:50:14

    Overview

    Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise SP1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 Tencent Cloud CVMs use Virtio ENI drivers to optimize the network performance of virtualization hardware. Tencent Cloud will continue to improve ENIs for a better performance and easy troubleshooting. This document describes how to update the Virtio ENI driver and check the driver version.

    Prerequisites

    You have logged in to a Tencent Cloud CVM.

    Directions

    Viewing system version information

    Perform the following steps to view the system version.

    1. Log in to a CVM and access the System window according to the operating system:
      • Window Server 2008 R2 Enterprise SP1: right-click This PC > Properties on the desktop.
      • Windows Server 2012 R2: open Control Panel, and select System.
    2. In the View basic information about your computer section, you can see the system version information.

    Updating the Virtio ENI driver

    Note:

    The CVM will be disconnected briefly during the update. Please make sure that this will not affect your service before continuing. The CVM needs to be restarted after the update.

    1. Open the browser and enter the following address to download the Virtio ENI driver installer for Window Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2012 R2.
      Choose the download address based on the network environment:
      • Public network download address: http://mirrors.tencent.com/install/windows/virtio_64_10003.msi
      • Private network download address: http://mirrors.tencentyun.com/install/windows/virtio_64_10003.msi
    2. After the download is completed, double-click the installer, choose the Classic installation mode, and click Next.
    3. In the Windows Security pop-up window, check Always trust the software from Tencent Technology (Shenzhen) Company Limited and click Install.
      During the installation process, choose Install this driver software anyway when prompted.
    4. Restart the computer as prompted.

    Checking the driver version

    1. Click , type ncpa.cpl in the Run box, and press Enter.
    2. In the Network Connection window, right-click the "Ethernet" icon and choose Properties.
    3. In the Ethernet Properties window, click Configure.
    4. In the Tencent Virtio Ethernet Adapter Properties window, select the Driver tab to see the current driver version.