esxi 4.1 network

Posted on 2011-10-17
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
i just finished installing esxi 4.1 on a poweredge r610 server and added it to be managed by vcenter server (i already have 2 host this will be the 3rd.)

It's weird that the network will go idle (ping -t will have time out after around 15 minutes) and i have to restart the management network  to get it up the network again..and after a while it goes into the same mode ..and i have to do this again. never had this problem with the other 2 host.
Question by:KerryJB
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    Expert Comment

    could be vlan/spanning tree misconfiguration VMware KB: Sample configuration of virtual switch VLAN tagging ...

    Do you have multiple uplinks configured for the management vswitch?  If so, drop one of them and see if symptoms persist.

    Also, post screenshot of network config on ESXi host.
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    by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE)
    Check your network configuration on the ESXi host.
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    Accepted Solution

    a nic can go into a power saving mode make sure your nic is not set to go to sleep

    Author Closing Comment

    thanks..that did the job

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