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2answers
81 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 ...
4
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3answers
169 views

route cache filling with wrong entries

I have an issue with private network traffic not being masqueraded in very specific circumstances. The network is a group of VMware guests using the 10.1.0.0/18 network. The problematic host is ...
1
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1answer
48 views

Multiple subnets on VMware host

I have two VMware vSphere 5.1 hosts. Each host is connected via a switch to gateway 192.168.20.1. Currently both hosts have their vSwitches using network 192.168.20.0. I'd like to have the two ...
6
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4answers
2k views

Can you change the virtual NIC type after building a VM?

When building a VM, you can select which virtual device type you would like a vNIC to be (E1000, VMXNET3, etc). After the VM is created, can you change the type of vNIC in use on a given connection ...
2
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2answers
97 views

What's the best method to list all active NICs and IP addresses in a vSphere cluster?

I have ESXi 5.1 with many hosts in a cluster. I would like to generate a list of active NICs and thier IP addresses. Whats the easiest tool to generate such a list? *I am not looking for the Virtual ...
1
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2answers
304 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 ...
2
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1answer
46 views

Delays when contacting vSphere virtual machines

We using vSphere 5 to host over a dozen virtual servers and all are Windows 2008 R2 or newer. I'm experiencing a bad delay of a few seconds after a VM has been idle for a little while (may only be a ...
0
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1answer
59 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 ...
2
votes
1answer
577 views

VMware vSphere IP assignment

I am using VMware vCenter 5.1 to manage my servers. I would like to deploy some virtual machines via some VM templates and ask vCenter to assign IP address for these VM automatically. But it didn't ...
5
votes
3answers
758 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 ...
0
votes
1answer
332 views

How can I connect two virtual machines in vSphere ESXi 4.1?

There is documentation available for version 5 (I am running 4.1 per the title), but following the directions raises the error: Incompatible device backing specified for device '0'. upon ...
2
votes
1answer
212 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 ...
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votes
1answer
130 views

GRE tunneling in vmware vsphere guest [closed]

Is it possible to make a GRE tunnel between a dedicated linux machine and a vmware vsphere guest VM (running debian wheezy)?
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1answer
88 views

Network issues regarding p4300 SAN - cannot manage p4300 through CMC

I am having an issue with my p4300 LeftHand SAN. It is a 2 node iSCSI system. Each one has 2 nics which are teamed into a cisco switch. The VMware cluster is connected into this switch as well with ...
11
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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, ...
1
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5answers
420 views

vSwitch configuration with 12 uplinks

I have been doing a lot of research on vSwitch configurations, but I think I am more confused now after all of the reading that I have done. So here is my situation 3 ESX Hosts (12 nics each), 1 ...
2
votes
2answers
756 views

VMWare hypervisor with only 1 network card?

VMWare hypervisor minimum requirements states that the minimum network requirements is: one NIC, plus one for Management interface (source: ...
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votes
1answer
158 views

centos 5.6, virtual on Vsphere

suddenly my virtual centos server (5.6 on VMWare-VSphere) is not working... It started with the url not responding, nor the ip. (NO HTTP response, no ping). When I entered on the server via ssh to ...
5
votes
1answer
228 views

Benefits to private networks between virtual machines on an ESXi host?

I'm planning this development environment with a few database servers, and originally thought I would have a few private networks. I then thought it might be unnecessary as the ESXi cluster already ...
1
vote
1answer
82 views

Scripting changes to the vNIC in vSphere for a cloned VM

After deploying a Windows VM clone from a template, how can a script be written to change the network the vNIC is on ("Network label" in the VM Settings window) and enable the NIC? I'm working with ...
1
vote
3answers
521 views

How to get my Windows 7 virtual machines on my ESXi host connected to my network

I have 2 windows 7 virtual machines on an ESXi host I set up, and I want to get them so that they are accessible on my LAN that I have set up. I read the documentation and it said the virtual network ...
1
vote
0answers
582 views

Setting up a VM to use a different IP range than vSphere/ESXI host

I currently have a server that is running vSphere 5 (ESXi). My management interface (VMKernel) has an address of 173.198.215.78 and the gateway on that one is 173.198.215.78. It appears to be set up ...
3
votes
1answer
282 views

Why can I not reach my NAS from vSphere Client or SSH with vmkping?

In VMWare vSphere 5 I have the following setup. Why is there no communication on vSwitch1? vSphere Configuration: NAS Configuration: Ping Tests:
1
vote
3answers
131 views

reaching subnets from vmware guest

I have a vmware-vsphere host with one linux guest Jupiter. Jupiter has internal ip 192.168.2.2 andcan communicate with the internet (outside world) fine (the outside world reaching Jupiter via its ...
1
vote
1answer
429 views

Blade communication within virtual connect domain without leaving enclosure

I have a HP C3000 blade enclosure, some blades and a flex-10 interconnect module, running ESXi 4.1. I'd like to have networking between the blades, and was wondering if the interconnect module can ...
2
votes
2answers
3k views

Why do I have to manually 'Restart Management Network' on vSphere 5 host after reboot to get networking available?

I've got a couple of vSphere 5.0 hosts in a small lab environment here and I've noticed a strange behaviour. When on of the hosts gets rebooted, it is unresponsive to the network until I log into the ...
9
votes
1answer
1k views

How can I setup vSphere so that VLAN tags are not stripped at the vSwitch?

I am trying to test a VLAN-related networking issue, so I thought that firing up a couple virtual machines would be the easiest and cleanest method to test the problem. On the vSphere server I ...
0
votes
2answers
3k views

VMware vSphere 5.0 - can't configure host on multiple subnets

Is there an easy way to allow a single vSphere 5.0 host communicate on multiple subnets and allow VMs hosted there to communicate on those subnets? I've got a small farm of vSphere 5.0 that are ...
0
votes
0answers
4k views

No network connection for vmware esxi guests

I'm new to VMware and setting up an Esxi server as a trial with the intention of possibly virtualizing some of our servers in the near future. I have setup ESXi on a Dell poweredge server, and ...
1
vote
3answers
267 views

Can a virtual machine do networking for multiple ESXi servers?

I am currently using Vyatta for routing eth1 on all servers on esx01. Back-ups are done via the internal 192.168.1.0/x network. I am wondering if I can have the guests on other virtual machines also ...
2
votes
1answer
168 views

I changed the duplex settings on my network card and lost vSphere connection, but through the KVM console I cannot find a way to switch it back

It lets me view the details for the network adapters, but I cannot find any way to turn it back to Auto Negotiate. I changed it to 1000 MB in an attempt to troubleshoot something, but as soon as I hit ...
0
votes
1answer
681 views

Running ntop on virtual machine - viable?

Is anyone running ntop on a virtual machine reliably? We would be monitoring a network as follows: HQ (where ntop will be installed) with about 100 servers and 400 PCs UK offices with about 100 PCs ...
8
votes
3answers
6k views

Setup of HP ProCurve 2810-24G for iSCSI?

I have a pair of ProCurve 2810-24G that I will use with a Dell Equallogic SAN and Vmware ESXi. Since ESXi does MPIO, I am a little uncertain on the configuration for links between the switches. Is a ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

Flow Control - Where do you enable it?

In the testing/playing phase with a bunch of new SAN/Server kit. I have 2 x Procurve 2910 switches dedicated to iSCSI/vMotion (with a 10gbps fibre link between them), 2 x vSphere hosts (each with ...
1
vote
2answers
2k views

vSphere NIC Configuration?

I have a pile of HP SAN and server boxes behind my desk. Long story short, I'll have 2 vSphere hosts, each with 12 pNICs, and a single Procurve 2910al switch (actually two but linked) dedicated for ...