I have a HP Proliant DL380 G7 running ESXi 4.1
As of yesterday I have been experiencing the following problem:
From the vSphere Client, when I click Login I get an error stating
vSphere Client could not connect to "192.168.4.10".
A connection failure occured (Unable to connect to the remote server)
I can still ping 192.168.4.10 and get a response.
When I got to the machine and run "Test Management Network" the pings there all fail (it pings the default gateway and primary and secondary DNS servers)
Then I select "Restart Management Network", the network restarts and I'm able to log in via vSphere.
However, after anywhere from 1 - 10 minutes, I'll get an error message stating
The request failed becuase the server '192.168.4.10' closed the connection. (The underlying connection was closed: A connection that was expected to be kept alive was closed by the server.)
Call "PropertyCollector.CreateFilter" for object "ha-property-collector" on ESXi "192.168.4.10" failed.
And at this point if I close vSphere and reopen I'm given the original error message when I attempt to log in.
The server is configure w/ a static ip. And the NIC I'm running through is an HP NC382i (which I belive is on the hardware compatibility list)
I'm leaving for the day, but I'll gladly try any suggestions tomorrow morning. Pleas let me know if there are any useful logs I can provide.