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I have a Vmware ESXI 5 server with two virtual machines on it.  I am trying to change the management IP address.  This is being done off line with a router with no outside access.

When i connect with a xp machine with vsphere client i can connect to the ESXI server and see my two client machines.  when i try to launch the client(server2003)  i get an error on the console.
VMRC cant connect.

If i switch back to the ip address to the original it works fine.  I also tried setting up the management network on a different network card.

I am new to this.

thanks
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when i try to launch the client(server2003)  i get an error on the console.
VMRC cant connect.

Is the issue you are having when trying to launch a console to the VM?

This is usually because the vSphere Client computer cannot resolve the name or IP address of the Virtual Machine to connect to.

If this is the issue, create a local hosts files, to

ip address vmname
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i can connect to the vmware esxi server from my xp machine.  
I connect to ESXI server.
then i try to open a console session in vsphere client and that where i get the error.  
the virtual machines dont have ip addresses on them yet.

any other ideas
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make sure your ESXi server can be resolved by IP address or Domain Name.

use a local hosts file, if it's easier.

the error is because it cannot resolve the server by name.

so create a local hosts

192.168.1.1 esx001

etc
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i actually put that in on Friday.  that did not resolve it.
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Can you do the following to the new IP address

telnet < ip address> 80

telnet <ip address > 443

telnet <ip address > 902

and complete the above by esx server name?
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repeat for old and new IP addresses?
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i had left that work and would like to close out this question
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i had left that work and would like to close out this question
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