RedHat 5 64 bit on ESXi 4.1 Hypervisor unable to commuincate with the network
Posted on 2011-09-12
I have a vm of Redhat 5 64bit installed and running on VMware hypervisor ESXi 4.1 (the free version) on a DL380 G5 that I want to use for testing.
For some reason I can't get to anythign on the network. I Previously has to other RH 5's installed on Vmware workstation witht eh smae settings. (just testing some backup software) and had no issues.
RH is set to get IP from DHCP server and does. I see the lease but then I notices in the DHCP logs it keep renewing like multiple times in a minute over and over again and again.
testing in RD:
- can't ping default gateway
- can ping loopback
ifconfig eth0 (vm has single vNIC)
shows the vaild ip (and matches lease from DHCP scope), correct broadcast address, correct subnet mask
show my correct default gateway
IF I try to ping the RH 5 system it fails from anything elese on the network
RH firewall is set to disabled when installed and verified as well
Not sure why I can't get out and why the DHCP keeps renewing - any help or ideas woudl be much apprecitated!