Take the 2-minute tour ×
Server Fault is a question and answer site for professional system and network administrators. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I have a weird issue:

On a VMware 5.1.0 installed on a Dell R620, the network adapter gets disconnected. enter image description here

enter image description here

Hitting the 'D' button for additional info, shows the following. enter image description here

  • I tried to reset the iDrac - with no results.
  • the iDrac shows the network cable connected enter image description here

  • Testing the management network fails enter image description here

  • I tried the reset Management network - (ofc, not with hopes but I had to try) enter image description here

But the adapter is still disconnected.

  • it is connected to an HP switch - resetting the switch didn't change
  • Yes, I did replace the cable :-/
  • Dell has already replaced one network interface (this is the new one = previous had the same behavior)

  • The only thing that works is a full shutdown/power up cycle - of the host - which is ofc not the solution.

  • I am not sure what to look for in the system logs.

  • Is there a VM patch I need to look for?

-- UPDATE: I have moved my VM's to another vswitch, leaving only the management network on NIC1 (this was after a restart) and everything worked - after some time (can't say exactly) the same thing happned: vmnic0 has become disconnected (with only the management network on it)

share|improve this question
1  
And you don't have multiple NICs for your management network? –  ewwhite Feb 5 '13 at 22:25
    
I'd love to hear why, but I don't have HA, no cluster, no isolated ip, so no, I don't have another one setup. –  Saariko Feb 5 '13 at 22:36
1  
Does hitting D to get details on the network adapter give you any additional information? And are the link lights on the adapter? –  Shane Madden Feb 6 '13 at 6:34
1  
Call me crazy here... have you replaced the cable? –  SpacemanSpiff Feb 6 '13 at 14:19
1  
This is a firmware issue. –  ewwhite Feb 6 '13 at 15:43

1 Answer 1

A few quick items to resolve this:

enter image description here

share|improve this answer

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.