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Hi Guys,

I've changed the vitual NIC of esxi host server from 100MB to 1000MB full duplex via VMware sphere client...the message I got was it took long for the host server to respond then moments later I loss my connection.

ESXi 4.1 was installed on Dell poweredge server.

Luckily this is just my lab environment.

How do in enable the virtual NIC of esxi host server so I can connect back to it via sphere client?

Rebooting the ESXi 4.1 hosting server didn't help either

Appreciate any help.

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You'll have to modify the NIC on your ESXi host directly at the console, unless you have something like an IP KVM.

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hey coolsport00

as you know i'm still evaluating vmware...how do I modify the NIC ON ESXi host at the console?
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i'm at the console>network adapters and both vmnic0 and vmnic1 have status of disconnected. how do I change the status to connected?
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I dont have my console in front of me to verify, but you should have an option to modify speed/duplex if I recall on the NIC?
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i've selected both  mvnic0 and vmnic1 but two of them were have disconnected status. I just want to connect to esxi 4.1 host server via sphere client and worry about the NIC speed later.

How do I change their status to connected?
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Do you have the option to set the IP to static on the NIC that is connected?

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If you haven't done so already, enable Tech Support Mode on your ESXi host:
http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1017910; then use this KB: http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1004089, to reset your NIC speed. I think that is the reason for the 'disconnect' status. Once you reset your NIC duplex/speed, you should have your host NICs status re-connected. Let me know...

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yes, I have that option
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as always, appreciate your help coolsport00.
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tks again
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You're welcome! Glad we got you up & going again...

Regards,
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