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Cannot ping remote management card from EXSI Server

Hello Experts,
I have a single ESXI 4.0 IBM server host with 1- 2 port NIC and several VM's running on it. I cannot ping the IBM server's internal remote management card (192.168.0.22) from the SBS2003 VM (192.168.0.20) running on the ESXI host. I can ping the remote card from another physical machine however. The remote management card's IP resides on the same 2 port NIC that ESXI uses. I can ping other VM's but not the remote management card. In looking at the "networking properties" page on the ESXI server, I see that "vmnic1" says "stand by" and "vmnic0" says full. Should they both say full? Is that perhaps the problem?
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JohnnyD74
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Sector5Commented:
Hi JohnnyD74,

Look at the following:
http://communities.vmware.com/thread/142837
Attached is also a PDF explaining VM netwroking in more detail. Hope this helps, if not, let me know.
vmware-Networking.pdf
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JohnnyD74Author Commented:
Hey Sector5,
I have been doing a little research and it looks like the VM network is designed to run like that (one NIC in standby mode). Is there perhaps another way to get the VM's to ping the remote management card?
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Sector5Commented:
Hi JohnnyD74,

Just checking - Is both the adapters on the same Subnet? Can you ping the gateway from your management adapter?
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Sector5Commented:
Hi JohnnyD74,

Just have a read here as well, maybe something will help:

http://communities.vmware.com/thread/259973
http://communities.vmware.com/thread/260841
 Did you also run a test from your console to see if the management nework is fine? Restart, management network?
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JohnnyD74Author Commented:
Thanks Sector5,

I have restarted the hypervisor several times with no results. Both adapters are on the same subnet. In order to ping, I take it I would need to be at the console correct? I am assuming that I cannot ping from vSphere.
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