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vSphere 5 Firewall Settings

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I recently had to change my vSphere's IP address and before I did this i really believe i configured the "Allow IP Addresses" from within Firewall Settings but cant find the entry anymore and I have to add more IPs to the list and down the firewall list everything is set to allow "All".  I'm not sure if the IP address change cause this setting to hide the "allowed IPs" or what???  But when I'm working outside of the "allowed IP list" I cant access the Management Console so something is blocking this.

is there another area where these could be located that I could check?

thanks!
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nice video but doesnt help in this situation I have.
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You could reset to Defaults the configuration of ESXi 5.0, if it does not cause too much of an issue.
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from the console u mean?  and just enter in the network info again?  it doesnt touch the VMs running, etc?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE) earned 200 total points
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Yes, Reset System Configuration preserves VMFS datastore, but just does a reset factory defaults on the ESXi server.

later you can browse datastore and add VMs backupmto Inventory.
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how about iSCSI drives, and the other Remote Management console I created?  Will they be affected?

Also, will connectivity to VMs be lost during this time?
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ALL CONFIGURATION WILL BE RESET TO FACTORY DEFAULTS.

AS YOU HAVE TO RESTART THE ESXi SERVER VMs will be affected!!!
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shit! ok i'll have to do this tonight....

i thought it was gonna be a quick drop till i enter in the IP addressing info, etc  i really didnt wanna re-do iSCSI, etc too but not much choice here
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Take screenshots before reset, should not take too long to get backup and running.
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Just by putting in new IP addresses and restarting management services then taking them out i guess somehow reset everything cause its working great now!
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