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Cannot Ping an ESXi Virtual Machine

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I have an ESXi 4.1 host with a single Windows XP virtual machine. The host is using one NIC. The virtual machine can access the internet and ping other computers throughout the network.  Unfortunately, I cannot ping the virtual vachine from other computers on the network.  What configurations are needed on the ESXi host to allow me to 'see' the XP virtual machine from other computers on the network?
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The default settings should provide access.

Have you run
ipconfig /all

also turn off windows firewall

I hope this helps !
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Depends on what setting you have for the ethernet connection for your virtual machine.  If it is a NAT connection you will not be able to ping it remotely, but will be able to ping out.  In this case the virtual server is acting as a network router and all traffic from the virtual machine is being masqueraded as the virtual server address.

If you need access to your virtual client you need to set up a bridged network connection for the vm client.
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Turning off the firewall did the trick!
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