I am using VMWare ESXi 5.
The ESXi 5 host has a NIC with the MAC XXXX:XXXX:XXXX
I have created a console port for that card.
I have added a new guest named COMP and manually assigned the MAC address of the physical NIC (XXXX:XXXX:XXXX - same as the NIC of the ESXi server).
Now COMP reports it has a NIC with IP Y.Y.Y.Y, same IP in VMWare port definition.
COMP will not respond to pings.
When I logged in to the ESXi host via SSH and tried to ping other computers connected to it, COMP responded to pings for the rest of the day. After a pingless night (or no communication to COMP) - COMP returned to the point of not responding to pings again.
- What's happening there?
- IS there a way to resolve this issue such that COMP will always respond to pings?
Here are the full details: I am trying to test driver setup of a NIC I personally develop.
Up until now I had to install a new machine for the test. Lately I encountered VMware, and I thought it can be set up to virtualize a machine such that it's NIC behaves just like the physical NIC of the virtual machine.
This question led me to believe this setup was possible: Can't ping host from vmware guest using bridged networking.