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a network cable is unplugged in guest vm in vcenter 4.1

Hi
I have just done P2V using vmware converter 4.3 by installing it locally on the physical server and choosing the destination as vcenter server > Clusters > ESX hosts > Resource Pools.

Every thing went fine as to what i have choosen while doing the conversion in the P2V wizard, except network cable is showing unplugged and its not accessible to the network.

I have choosen the network ID which exists and also checked on vmware website regarding this and verified that there are more ports on vswitch to accomodate this guest vm network.
I also tried migratiing to a different host and it still doesn't enable the guest VM network.

any reasons why its not showing connected.

Thanks in advance.....
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coolsport00Commented:
Have you installed VMware Tools on the VM. Go to the VM's Console, select VM -> Guest -> Install/Upgrade VMware Tools.

~coolsport00
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coolsport00Commented:
Once VMware Tools is installed, verify the Network Adapter is pointed to the right Network Connection (Network Label drop-down). Check by rt-clicking on VM -> Edit Settings, then select the Network Adapter and check the settings on the right.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Make sure this is not a phantom network interface?

have you removed all hidden devices?

the nic is connected in the VM settings, e.g. connected, and connected at power on are selected.
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uescompCommented:
I ran into a problem like this, in vmware go the edit settings on the vm, click on the NIC, make sure it has a check in the box that states connected.
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SALinfoAuthor Commented:
I have checked with all the settings you guys mentioned above like reinstalling vmware tools althought its already been installed.
Restarted guest VM couple of times.
Made sure that NIC in Edit settings, both options are checked and restarted again.

I will check with removal of hidden devices and post you again, as i thought of doing it once it is connected to the network.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Remove the NIC, from the VM Settings.

Restart the VM.

Add a new NIC.

What NIC have you added E1000 or VMXNET3?

Check Device Manager in the OS for issues.
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coolsport00Commented:
What is the Guest OS?
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SALinfoAuthor Commented:
Gues OS - > Windows 2k3 sp2 32 bit
Well, as part of P2V conversion, is it not supposed to allocate the IP address of the source Physical server to virutal NIC - > vmware accelerated AMD PCnet adapter.

Where as in my case, it got assigned to the Physical HP Proliant DL 380 G4 Team NIC which i have
choosen while doing P2V process at the network settings options.

just now, i uninstalled Team nic and enabled virtual NIC - > vmware accelerated AMD PCnet adapter and assigned the static IP addressing info manually.

Then i can connect to the network from and to this VM which looks fine.
Can you let me know if this is not going to be done automatically.


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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
You need to ensure you have REMOVED ALL HP Software and Services before starting the P2V.

Especially the HP Teaming Software.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
I would check this document, on Best Practices of P2V, which highlights some PreReqs, you should preform before evening doing the P2V conversion.

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/VMWare/A_3639-VMware-vConverter-P2V-for-Windows-Servers.html
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Luciano PatrãoICT Senior Infraestructure Engineer Commented:
Hi

In the article there is a script/tool to remove all HP hardware management.

I have recommended the user to look at article and check all that. But...

Jail
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
@Bestway : hence my reminder!
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