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VYATTA Router VM on VMware Workstation 7 VNET and intermittent connectivity issues

Last Modified: 2012-05-10
Helloooo experts....

Ok so this is my situation...

I am running a LAB VMware Workstation 7 on my laptop with the following config...

(1) Vyatta Virtual router with (3) interfaces
  eth0= - Bridged
  eth1= - Bridged
  eth2= - Bridged

(2) OpenFiler Virtual SANs with (2) interfaces each.

  eth0= - Bridged
  eth1= - Bridged
  GW= eth0

  eth0= - Bridged
  eth1= - Bridged
  GW= eth0

Local host:


Internet router
  Static routes: > Metric 1 > Metric 1


 Lab diagram
Now this is my issue... While routing works... I am getting intermittent connectivity to the router and the nodes behind it.

I have tried updating the Vyatta router. I had RIP enabled, which is now disabled but i cant get my head around what the problem is.

At one point i had the filers on a private LAN but i want to be able to serve them out to real machines so that wont work for me.

Not being an expert in VMware Workstation, I am wondering what i could be doing wrong here.
ICMP is intermittently dropping packets from my workstation to the filer and router interfaces.

It is oddly algorithmic actually.

See below:
 Ping from workstation to router
Now i don't know if setting all of my hosts to bridge mode is supported so it could be that i am completely screwing the pooch.. But theoretically it seems like it should work.

I have been having a tough time getting help here recently. Not sure if i am in the right place but i figured i would give it a shot.

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.


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