Supported Ethernet NICs for Network Kernel Debugging in Windows 8.1

You can do kernel debugging over an Ethernet network cable when the target computer is running Windows 8.1. The target computer must have a supported network interface card (NIC) or network adapter.

During kernel debugging, the computer that runs the debugger is called the host computer, and the computer being debugged is called the target computer. To do kernel debugging over a network cable, the target computer must have a supported network adapter. When the target computer is running Windows 8.1, the network adapters listed here are supported for kernel debugging.

Note Support for kernel debugging over selected 10 gigabit network adapters is a new feature in Windows 8.1. Debugging over 10 gigabit network adapters is not supported in Windows 8. For a list of network adapters supported by Windows 8 for kernel debugging, see Supported Ethernet NICs for Network Kernel Debugging in Windows 8.

System Requirements

Kernel debugging through Ethernet NICs requires certain low-level platform support. Windows requires that these NICs be attached via PCI/PCIe for this debugging solution. In most cases, simply plugging in one of these supported NICs will allow a robust kernel debugging experience. However, there may be cases where BIOS configuration details hinder the Windows debug path. The following platform requirement should be considered:

  • System firmware should discover and configure the NIC device such that its resources do not conflict with any other devices that have been BIOS-configured.

Finding the vendor ID and device ID

First find the vendor ID and device ID of the network adapter on your target computer.

  • On the target computer, open Device Manager (enter devmgmt in a Command Prompt window).
  • In Device Manager, locate the network adapter that you want to use for debugging.
  • Right click the network adapter node, and choose Properties.
  • In the Details tab, under Property, select Hardware Ids.

The vendor and device IDs are shown as VEN_VendorID and DEV_DeviceID. For example, if you see PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_104B, the vendor ID is 8086, and the device ID is 104B.

Vendor ID 8086, Intel Corporation

For vendor ID 8086, these device IDs are supported:

0438 043A 043C 0440 1000 1001 1004 1008 1009 100C 100D 100E 100F 1010 1011 1012 1013 1014 1015 1016 1017 1018 1019 101A 101D 101E 1026 1027 1028 1049 104A 104B 104C 104D 105E 105F 1060 1075 1076 1077 1078 1079 107A 107B 107C 107D 107E 107F 108A 108B 108C 1096 1098 1099 109A 10A4 10A5 10A7 10A9 10B5 10B9 10BA 10BB 10BC 10BD 10BF 10C0 10C2 10C3 10C4 10C5 10C6 10C7 10C8 10C9 10CB 10CC 10CD 10CE 10D3 10D5 10D6 10D9 10DA 10DB 10DD 10DE 10DF 10E1 10E5 10E6 10E7 10E8 10EA 10EB 10EC 10EF 10F0 10F1 10F4 10F5 10F6 10F7 10F8 10F9 10FA 10FB 10FC 1501 1502 1503 1507 150A 150B 150C 150D 150E 150F 1510 1511 1514 1516 1517 1518 151C 1521 1522 1523 1524 1525 1526 1527 1528 1529 152A 1533 1534 1535 1536 1537 1538 1539 153A 153B 1546 154A 154D 1557 1558 1559 155A 1560 157B 157C 1F40 1F41 1F45 294C

Vendor ID 10EC, Realtek Semiconductor Corp.

For vendor ID 10EC, these device IDs are supported:

8136 8137 8167 8168 8169

Vendor ID 14E4, Broadcom

For vendor ID 14E4, these device IDs are supported:

1600 1601 1639 163A 163B 163C 1644 1645 1646 1647 1648 164A 164C 164D 1653 1654 1655 1656 1657 1658 1659 165A 165B 165C 165D 165E 165F 1668 1669 166A 166B 166D 166E 1672 1673 1674 1676 1677 1678 1679 167A 167B 167C 167D 167F 1680 1681 1684 1688 1690 1691 1692 1693 1694 1696 1698 1699 169A 169B 169D 16A0 16A6 16A7 16A8 16AA 16AC 16B0 16B1 16B2 16B4 16B5 16B6 16C6 16C7 16DD 16F7 16FD 16FE 16FF 170D 170E 170F

Vendor ID 1969, Atheros Communications

For vendor ID 1969, these device IDs are supported:

1062 1063 1073 1083 1090 1091 10A0 10A1 10B0 10B1 10C0 10C1 10D0 10D1 10E0 10E1 10F0 10F1 2060 2062 E091 E0A1 E0B1 E0C1 E0D1 E0E1 E0F1

Vendor ID 19A2, ServerEngines (Emulex)

For vendor ID 19A2, these device IDs are supported:

0211 0215 0221 0700 0710

Vendor ID 10DF, Emulex Corporation

For vendor ID 10DF, these device IDs are supported:

0720 E220

Vendor ID 15B3, Mellanox Technology

For vendor ID 15B3, these device IDs are supported:

1000 1001 1002 1003 1004 1005 1006 1007 1008 1009 100A 100B 100C 100D 100E 100F 1010 6340 6341 634A 634B 6354 6368 6369 6372 6732 6733 673C 673D 6746 6750 6751 675A 6764 6765 676E 6778

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