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50 views

Cannot ping another VM on same network and same virtual switch (VMWare ESXi) [closed]

After days of trial I'm still unable to understand what is happening. Let's say I have 3 VMs : mailserver, customerA and customerB : CustomerA has eth2 with IP 10.8.181.1 netmask 255.255.254.0 ...
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1answer
30 views

FreeBSD 9.2 networking issues on latest VMWare ESXi, any workarounds?

We just updated our VMWare servers over the weekend and have noted that all of our FreeBSD 9.2 guests are having networking issues. Specifically, ipv4 no longer functions (they can't even see ...
2
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1answer
102 views

When cloning a VMware Virtual Machine, how can I prevent MAC address conflicts?

I've run into the following problem on both VMware Fusion (for Macs) and with VMware ESXi/vSphere. Many of you are familiar with the problem, and it is described at VMware KB: "Networking does not ...
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3answers
125 views

Link aggregation in ESXi 5.5 [closed]

I have a virtual machine on my ESXi server with Ubuntu installed on it. The server has 4 1Gb/s ports that I want to use them all for my virtual machine. An obvious (yet kinda stupid) way would be ...
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1answer
79 views

VMWare - Jumbo Frames over iSCSI to a NAS4Free array

I am having problems getting Jumbo Frames working over my iSCSI connection. Here is what I try. 4 1GbE connections on 4 different subnets on my NAS4Free array for iSCSI, MTU set at 9000 2 redunant ...
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2answers
107 views

Relate multiple physical network ports to ESXi's virtual network adapter

I have a ESXi 5.0 machine with 1 built-in (in motherboard) network port, plus 2 ethernet PCI cards - each has 4 ports. To sum up - I have a total of 9 physical network ports in the machine. How do I ...
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1answer
76 views

Active CARP network loop

I have to setup, no matter what, a cluster of 3 active OpenBSD 5.5 with CARP on 3 separate ESXi 5.5 hosts. I think I'm close to the end but I have this message in /var/log/messages : carp0: replay ...
4
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3answers
324 views

If I join esxi to an Active Directory domain, how does it choose which DC to authenticate to?

I'm familiar to vSphere and large installations, and not at all familiar with the free products. Topology & configuration We have some branch offices that use ESXi and have a DC resident on ...
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1answer
129 views

vmware esxi host ha state in election

In my Vmware Esxi server 5.1 , 2 host machines which are added as cluster ,there HA state is turned to ELection .I tried Reconfiguring the vsphere for HA it is not working .In cluster it shows issue ...
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1answer
44 views

Force network messages from VM's on same ESXi to gateway

In the context of introducing ESXi we would like to know if it is possible to force messages destined from VM_A to VM_B on the same ESXi towards the gateway. The reason behind this seemingly strange ...
1
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1answer
444 views

Trouble configuring standard VLANs on BNT G8264 and ESXi 5.5

I have a BNT (now an IBM) RackSwitch G8264 and am having problems trying to get standard VLANs configured and working with my two ESXi 5.5 hosts. I've followed the documentation (which can be found ...
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1answer
453 views

pfSense in VMWare Cannot Access Web Control

I'm running VMWare ESXi Free on a rented box. I have 2 physical NICs, 1 connected to the Internet, one connected to the Private Network in our DC. Each NIC is connected to a vSwitch and each vSwitch ...
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2answers
88 views

Make ESXi VM use client network

Is it possible to make the ESXi VM to use the network that from where the remote console to the VM (in question) is initiated? For eg. I have a VM "VM1" on an ESXi. I am initiating the remote ...
0
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1answer
43 views

trying to connect to non-standard port over esxi guest network

I've got an exsi 5.5 box that has a redhat 6.5 guest and a win7 guest. The guest nics are connected on a vsphere standard switch. There is no connection from the vswitch to an outside physical nic. ...
4
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3answers
82 views

Virtualisation suitable for packet-intensive application?

We have a custom and VERY bespoke application that runs on a Windows 2008R2 server. It's primary function is to connect to many tens of thousands of IP addresses as quickly as possible and interrogate ...
3
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0answers
101 views

VMXNET3 nic loses the ability to update ARP table after N hours

I have a fedora 18 VM that stops updating the arp table on eth1 after running for a number of hours to days. There are other VMs on the same hypervisor that can access all of the same networks without ...
2
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1answer
169 views

Network configuration for VMware w/ vMotion and a single switch

We'll soon have to come up with something working out of these: 1x new server with 6 ethernet interfaces 2x old servers with 4 ethernet interfaces vSphere Essentials Plus on those 3 servers 1x dual ...
3
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0answers
220 views

Automating Configuration of VMware's vSwitch (OpenStack/libvirt/Nova)

There's a lot of talk now about VMware integrating with OpenStack now. I've noticed that Nova network service is working with VMware's standard and vDS. Deploying a full OpenStack instance is not ...
1
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1answer
53 views

What is this esxi process net-lacp?

I was looking at esxtop on my 5.5 host and I see this process net-lacp running. I'm using standard vswitches, I'm diagnosing network performance issues and I wonder if its related to this?
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1answer
150 views

host with default gateway as itself

I am facing a peculiar problem. Earlier we had 4 network segments in our production setup, say segment A,B,C and D. A,B and C are able to communicate with each other,the corporate lan and the ...
1
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2answers
367 views

Windows Server 2012 (NFS) as storage for ESXi 5.5 problems

Setup: 1 ESXi Server with 12 NIC's 1 Virtual Vcenter on ESXi Server 1 Windows 2012 Server with NFS and 4 NIC's (VM Storage) To-do: Connect 3 NIC's without a switch and team them I set up an ...
2
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1answer
3k views

ESXi host losing connection to vCenter

I'm having a very odd issue with a single ESXI host. I have 2 identical hosts, core i3, 6 nics, 16g ram. 4 of the nics are used for Management, vmotion, vm network, all on different vlans. They ...
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2answers
686 views

Physical switch not learning MAC address of virtual machines

I have a virtual environment running vSphere 5.1. I have two ESXis with a vDS between them. There is, for the purposes of the discussion, just one portgroup on that vDS configured to use a VLAN. The ...
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0answers
25 views

Vmware NIC setup [duplicate]

I am planning a VMware cluster (3 host) system on a VRTX. I am trying to keep the network simple, but want to make sure I am covering all my bases, might not have all levels of redundancy, but it will ...
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2answers
483 views

Can I run vMotion traffic over iSCSI network ESXi 5.5

Is there anything wrong with using one vmkernel in a multipathed iSCSI setup for vMotion traffic as well as iSCSI? I have iSCSI storage setup using 2 vmkernels for MPIO. I'd like to use one of those ...
3
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1answer
198 views

LACP with VMWare 5.1 Distributed Switches (VDS) over multiple hosts.. How many switch LACP groups?

I'm setting up a 2-host VMWare 5.1 Cluster to use a vDS (Virtual Distributed Switch) with LACP enabled, over 4 NICs (2 per host). In times past, when I've used VMWare Standard Switches with Static ...
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1answer
89 views

Create separate Network for testing purpose [closed]

I have installed Windows Server 2012 on a VM (ESXi) for testing/learning purpose and I also like to install DHCP Server as well but this will conflict with my ISP router and I don't want to disable ...
0
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1answer
62 views

Split Vmware Vcenter to a VCS per Site [closed]

My question is about a supported environment (by Vmware) useability, advantages and disadvantages of the following constellation, maybe a recommendation: Due to changes in the infrastructure between ...
1
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1answer
74 views

Esx Storage / Management Network Architecture

Hi I'm trying to find the most reliable and performant solution for a vmWare storage / management network. Little overwhelmed with the options and limitations hoping for some insight based on my ...
0
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0answers
190 views

Computers Suddenly Lost Connection to SBS 2008 Server

I am having an issue that I could not explain myself in the entire of my career. The issue is when the entire computers just randomly and suddenly lost connection to the server, running Windows Server ...
3
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1answer
840 views

Why am I getting only 1gbps between Solaris and VMware?

I have a VMWare ESXi 5.1.0 (build 1065491) host running a Solaris (OpenIndiana) VM as a guest. I have created a private vSwitch for NFS traffic between ESXi and Solaris. The Solaris VM has the VMware ...
0
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0answers
333 views

Suddenly cannot reach (ping) remote server on a remote site

We have 2 sites linked together with VPN tunnel (Fortigate 60C devices). On each site I have ESXi server with a couple of VMs. Normally, everything works fine. Site 1 (S1) subnet is ...
2
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3answers
114 views

ESXi 5x cluster Hardware Failure Scenario

Hello fellas engineers. I have a ESXi5.0 cluster setup with 3 ESXi hosts. Now I need to create a test case for networking hardware failure and preform the test in the datacenter. My Setup: 1) 3 ...
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1answer
180 views

Additional IP's won't route on ESXi

I have an ESXi 5.1.0 server with one ip; needed additional ip's for the Guests, so I ordered 3. Now, when I try to assign the ip's to the guests, they are unable to access the internet. vSphere -> ...
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2answers
94 views

ESXi single ip setup

I have a ESXi server that has just one ip, which is assigned to the host. Is there a way to map certain host ports to the vm's that it runs, or should I just order extra ip's at my hoster? Thanks.
4
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1answer
463 views

Installing VMware VSA in a closed network

I want to deploy an installation of VMware VSA in my network, and for that I got 2xquad nics in each server (2x Dell PE 1950) Everything seems fine so far, but then the installer complains about some ...
5
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3answers
1k views

Best way to provide redundant switching/links to server

We have 3x ESX hosts and 2x SANS that we wish to move to a redundant 10G networking infrastructure. We have 4x Dell PowerConnect 8024F's to provide our backbone and are configured as so (only core ...
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1answer
103 views

setting IP address from different subnet to virtual machines

I have only 1 NIC on my server and the IP address of it is 62.X.X.107. And the gateway I've received from the datacenter is 62.X.X.1. I have bought 2 more IP addresses from the datacenter to use them ...
2
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1answer
290 views

VM Host Physical Nics - one switch or multiple?

We are currently trying to rearrange our network for performance. Having already begun to solve the issue that our network diagram looked like a straight line, I am now looking at the 4 nics for the ...
2
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1answer
654 views

ESXi Beacon Probing Limitation - Three Switches Required?

We are currently using Link Status Only for our NIC Teams on our VM hosts, but recently ran into an issue where one of our two switches had a memory error and stopped passing traffic. All of our VM ...
0
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1answer
226 views

ESXi and link aggregation to another system

Can I aggregate two or more interface on ESXi 5.1u1 to connect (without a switch) another system that support this type of connection? I want create a back-to-back link aggregation as like descripted ...
3
votes
3answers
960 views

Mysterious “fragmentation required” rejections from gateway VM

I've been troubleshooting a severe WAN speed issue. I fixed it, but for the benefit of others: Via WireShark, logging, and simplifying the config I narrowed it down to some strange behaviour from a ...
0
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1answer
666 views

VSphere 5.1 DHCP Server VM routing

I am trying to setup the routing for a VM that is my firewall/dhcp server. I have 3 VMs: router/firewall (centOS) -> VM1 unRAID(unraid) -> VM2 download-server(ubuntu server) -> VM3 2 NICs vmnic0 ...
2
votes
1answer
114 views

LoadBalancer with ApacheProxy on ESXi VMs

I'm trying to build a Load Balanacer using Apache's mod_balancer. In this project are involved 1NAS Server 2 ESXi Servers(Here I have all of my Workers running on Internal Network), 1PhysicalServer ...
2
votes
2answers
3k views

Disconnected Network Adapter on VMware - only power cycle solve this

I have a weird issue: On a VMware 5.1.0 installed on a Dell R620, the network adapter gets disconnected. Hitting the 'D' button for additional info, shows the following. I tried to reset the ...
0
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1answer
23 views

Apache workers upate

I would like to update 2 ubuntu(newest packages, fixes) servers which are balancer members(Apache) running on esxi as Virtual Machines with internal IP's and running on the internal network. What ...
0
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4answers
511 views

Can 2 VMs communicate if not on the same vSwitch?

I have two vSwitches like this: On vSwitch0, I have 3 VMs. On vSwitch1, I have 1 VM. I want to know if it is possible for the VM on vSwitch1 to communicate with a VM on vSwitch0 without going ...
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2answers
2k views

VMware Distributed vSwitches (VDS) - Design, theory, *real* use cases and examples?

I'm starting to explore VMware Distributed Switches (dvSwitches or VDS) for use in existing and new installations. Assume VMware version 5.1 and newer with Enterprise Plus licensing. Prior to this, ...
4
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1answer
277 views

Linux server reboot brings down LAN network

I have a strange problem in my office network. I have a physical server which runs ESXi 4. Every time I reboot a linux virtual machine (Ubuntu Server 12.04.1 LTS) the entire LAN network goes down. ...
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1answer
60 views

Access a test network from other network

I have four test computers connected together in a small test network (as shown below). Two of the computers are in ESXi and two physical computers. They are all configured with the same IP address ...