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Greetings. I just moved two vms (windows 2003) from an ESXi 3.x box to an ESXi 4.1 box using VMware Converter standalone. Both VM's are web servers, one internal only and one external and neiter were accessible via browser after the move. We managed to removed a grayed out VM virtual adapter from both instances and reassigned the static IP's. This, however, only made the internal web server accessible via browser, we still cannot get to the external web server.

I'm also the firewall administrator and I've confirmed that no changes to NAT or ACL rules were made.

Does anyone have any ideas on where I should be looking next?

thanks
Paul
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Hi,

Is your networking setup the same on the two hosts? Also have you update VMware tools and the virtual machine hardware version? If you use your vSphere client  on your external Web server can you access the internet?

Cheers,
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Have you removed ALL the hidden devices, and phamtom network adaptors, which may have a default gateway set?

Checkout Bestway's article for details
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/VMWare/A_3639-VMware-vConverter-P2V-for-Windows-Servers.html
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ianmellor:  Networking is the same on both hosts, I did update the vmware tools after the move. I'm not sure what you mean by update the  virtual machine hardware version.

hanccocka:  I did remove all hidden network adapters to no avail. I also removed the unhidden vm adapter, scanned for new hardware and assigned the static IP to it, no joy.
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Hi,

Do you have out bound internet access from the Web server?
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ianmellor:  We do have outbound access from the server, however, you're suggestion prompted a closer look at the static IP that was assigned. The static was given using the primary corporate gateway whereas this one server (as it turns out) goes out a different gateway. The change was made and this issue is now resolved.

Thanks all for your help.
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No problem, glad it is sorted.
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