I have a guest VM in my ESXi box (XP SP3). The problem is when I change the DHCP to a static IP it doesn't communicate with the physical router. When it's DHCP (getting the IP from the physical router) all is fine. I can remote in to it, surf the net, ping it etc. As soon as I switch to static, I can't ping the router from the guest, or ping the guest (after reboot etc.)
(Windows firewall is off)
Any ideas? I'm stumped. thanks.