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 iDrac - with no results.
the iDrac shows the network cable connected
Testing the management network fails
I tried the reset Management network - (ofc, not with hopes but I had to try)
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)