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VMware Esx - No Network Connectivity

Hello,

I've just built a new Esx 3.5 server and I can't get the network connection to work. I've checked the connection on another server and it works so it's not a general network problem. Can anyone help or point me in the right direction - what console commands could I use to diagnose the problem?

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Ciderspine
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bhanukir7Commented:
Hi Cider,

I was looking at your earlier post and you mentioned that you have added three NICs to the ESX server. Can you update if you are able to connect atleast one of the NICs or if all the NICs are not working.

you can use the esxcfg command line to enable the NICs.

check this link for additional help.

http://vmware-land.com/esxcfg-help.html

bhanu
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CiderspineAuthor Commented:
Hi bhanu,

Thanks for replying again.

All the nics are not working although I have made some changes since so I can't be sure until I'm back in the data centre tomorrow morning. From the esx console, is it possible to detect whcih NIC the service console is bound to? Nice link - I'll try some of the those commands in the morning.

Thanks.
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StappmeyerCommented:
I have seen this most commonly on new installs when installation binds the first NIC and the first NIC is not connected to the network or it is connected to the wrong VLAN.  Moving your connection between the NICs may help you find the bound NIC.  The esxcfg-nics and esxcfg-vswitch commands at the console can also be used to show and bind the correct nic to the network.

Also check to ensure that you have the correct IP, Mask, and Gateway (esxcfg-route) defined.  Typos will hurt you here.

-Steve
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CiderspineAuthor Commented:
Thanks Steve. I have tried all 4 nics and been over the settings a hundred times and can't find anything amiss. Currently have 2 nics connected to network and trying a rebuild of Esx.
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bhanukir7Commented:
hi cider,

how is it going at your end, reply back if you need help

it has been long that there was no update.

bhanu
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