A transport-level error SQL 2008 R2


Recently our SQL server had many occurrences, where applications web and windows based trying to access received following errors

  1. A connection was successfully established with the server, but then an error occurred during the login process. (provider: TCP Provider, error: 0 – The specified network name is no longer available.)
  2. Exception type: SqlException Exception message: A transport-level error has occurred when receiving results from the server. (provider: TCP Provider, error: 0 – The specified network name is no longer available.)

This is running on a VM and the Datacenter guys have ruled out any issues related to Network or VM Level. I also checked Event Viewer logs no luck there. So wanted to check if this is something related to the SQL Server itself.