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vSphere5 not getting a proper IP address from dhcp.  Getting a 169.254 address.
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coolsport00Commented:
Is it your host you're referring to? Is a network cable plugged into the adapter?
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Apple RubberIT ManAuthor Commented:
No, a newly created VM does not receive a proper IP. The host is working correctly
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coolsport00Commented:
Ok; is VMware Tools installed in the VM? Is a VM Network Port Group created on the vSwitch? Is the VM's ethernet adapter (rt-click on VM -> Edit Settings, Hardware tab, Ethernet Adapter) set to the network label/name of the vSwitch VM Network port (drop-down list in the VM settings)? Is the VM's ethernet adapter configured to be 'Connected' and 'Connect at Power on'?

~coolsport00
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Apple RubberIT ManAuthor Commented:
If I configure the IP staticly on the VM It will communicate correctly.  It will only get a proper dynamic address if I change the active adapter order in NIC teaming on the management network of the vSwitch.  Once I reboot the VM it comes back with the 169.254.x.x network, not the proper network.  Also i get this error after i change the adapter order.
Call "HostNetworkSystem.UpdatePortGroup" for object "networkSystem-18" on vCenter Server "CEMVSPHEREP01.apple.local" failed.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
could you upload a screenshot of your vSwitch?

do you have two NICs connected to it?
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Apple RubberIT ManAuthor Commented:
yes 2 NIC's. screenshot uploaded vswitch
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
are these trunked on the switch?

how have you got load balancing setup up?

are both ports live?
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Apple RubberIT ManAuthor Commented:
not trunked on the switch.

See attachment

Both ports are live teaming teaming
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
If you drop vmnic4 does it work?
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Apple RubberIT ManAuthor Commented:
no, it doesn't work with it removed
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
okay, so if you swap and add vmnic4, but remove vmnic0.

is the host esx server still contactable when vmnic4 removed?

you do not havr any Tag specified on the network portgroup
.
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Apple RubberIT ManAuthor Commented:
I set the ports to trunked on the switch and it is working now.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
okay load balancing was wrong for switch.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
which was what I was trying to get you to establish by dropping nics in your team, glad your fixed.
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Apple RubberIT ManAuthor Commented:
no, the physical switch ports needed to be trunk ports
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Apple RubberIT ManAuthor Commented:
Thanks for all the help
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
that is correct which is why I asked previously!!!
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Apple RubberIT ManAuthor Commented:
Resolution was setting the hardware switch pot to trunked
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