[Last Call] Learn about multicloud storage options and how to improve your company's cloud strategy. Register Now

x
?
Solved

VMware Server Network Issues

Posted on 2011-02-11
9
Medium Priority
?
672 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
Client called me in to setup a VMware Server 2.02 based 2003 R2 server as a second DC. He prebuilt the VM and I'm just joining to the domain and making it a DC (small DFS later).

Anyway, he HAD networking working at his place before he brought the physical box to the site and now, after changing the IP to operate on the current location's network (192.168.1.x (was on 192.168.111.x)) the VM cannot get out of the .1 network.  It CAN use the DNS server on the lan and ping the gateway (192.168.1.10 and 192.168.1.1 respectively) but the gateway doesn't seem to want to route traffic from the VM. (The VM NIC is in bridged mode and I've tried NAT mode with no luck)

So, to summarize:
LAN 192.168.1.x
Mask: 255.255.255.0
GW: 192.168.1.1

Host:
IP: 192.168.1.11
Mask: 255.255.255.0
GW: 192.168.1.1
DNS: 192.168.1.10

VM:
IP: 192.168.1.12
Mask: 255.255.255.0
GW: 192.168.1.1
DNS: 192.168.1.10

NOTE and to be clear - when pinging google.com from the VM, it DOES resolve - but gets request timed out responses.

Haven't rebooted yet so I'll do that now, but failing that, Any ideas on how to get full internet access back on the VM?  (The host works fine; posting from it).
0
Comment
Question by:Lee W, MVP
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 4
  • 3
9 Comments
 
LVL 96

Author Comment

by:Lee W, MVP
ID: 34872245
Update: MAY NOT be VMWare Issue.  Finding another PC we're adding is also experiencing the same issue with no VM on it.  BUT, the VM Host is working and other PCs are too... (No apparent IP Conflicts).
0
 
LVL 28

Expert Comment

by:bgoering
ID: 34872254
Probably the easiest thing to do is uninstall and reinstall VMware Server. Occassionally it gets confused by host networking changes.
0
 
LVL 28

Expert Comment

by:bgoering
ID: 34872272
It also may help to go into the virtual network editor, and where it says bridge to automatically chosen adapter, be specific and specify the adapter you want to bridge to.
0
Looking for a new Web Host?

Lunarpages' assortment of hosting products and solutions ensure a perfect fit for anyone looking to get their vision or products to market. Our award winning customer support and 30-day money back guarantee show the pride we take in being the industry's premier MSP.

 
LVL 28

Expert Comment

by:bgoering
ID: 34872288
OK, just saw your update.. What kind of switch do you have in your network? Is it managed? can you check the ARP/CAM table in the switch?
0
 
LVL 96

Author Comment

by:Lee W, MVP
ID: 34872361
It's a small network - using a SonicWall Firewall - trying to get login and model info.  I was suspecting that might have some kind of connection limit, so that's what we're checking on at the moment.
0
 
LVL 96

Accepted Solution

by:
Lee W, MVP earned 0 total points
ID: 34872667
Ok, it was the SonicWall Firewall (SOHO3) - has a maximum connection limit of 25 and we hit it.  Rebooting the firewall (and first shutting off a few devices - getting rid of gateway info on printers and other non-essential devices) resolved the issue.
0
 
LVL 28

Expert Comment

by:bgoering
ID: 34872693
Great - glad you got it fixed :)
0
 

Expert Comment

by:South Mod
ID: 34914248
Starting the auto-close procedure on behalf of the question asker.

SouthMod
Community Support Moderator
0

Featured Post

Technology Partners: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

The following article is comprised of the pearls we have garnered deploying virtualization solutions since Virtual Server 2005 and subsequent 2008 RTM+ Hyper-V in standalone and clustered environments.
What if you have to shut down the entire Citrix infrastructure for hardware maintenance, software upgrades or "the unknown"? I developed this plan for "the unknown" and hope that it helps you as well. This article explains how to properly shut down …
In this video tutorial I show you the main steps to install and configure  a VMware ESXi6.0 server. The video has my comments as text on the screen and you can pause anytime when needed. Hope this will be helpful. Verify that your hardware and BIO…
Monitoring a network: why having a policy is the best policy? Michael Kulchisky, MCSE, MCSA, MCP, VTSP, VSP, CCSP outlines the enormous benefits of having a policy-based approach when monitoring medium and large networks. Software utilized in this v…

650 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question