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Hi ive installed vmware esxi 5.0 on Vm workstation and ive installed vmware vsphere client over my window 7.   When i try to log in i get connection failure unable to connect to the remote server

Pls help

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by:coolsport00
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Are you using hostname of the VM or IP?

Sometimes, connection to VMs in 'host-only' mode is 'flaky'. If you're able, reboot your "host" (i.e. your workstation).

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Do not use Host-Only Mode, change it to BRIDGED.
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by:BigRMV
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You might check VMware's known issues on this page ( https://www.vmware.com/support/vsphere5/doc/vsphere-esx-vcenter-server-50-release-notes.html#clientissues ) to see if yours matches any of these.

VMware is generally very good about resolving user problems.
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by:coolsport00
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If you're testing vSphere5 out, & only want your local workstation/desktop to 'see' your vSphere5 VM, host-only DOES work...no need to change it to Bridged. I had this issue a few wks back and after playing around with my workstation network settings (basically just going in them then clicking 'ok' out of them), it worked. More than likely, if everything is setup correctly, which there isn't too much to it, a reboot of your workstation should resolve your issue.

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by:happyexchange
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Im using IP Address.  My ip address from my IP is showing 192.168.0.2 and Vmware picked up 192.168.0.6

Shall i use 192.168.0.2 which my IP provides
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No, use the IP of the VM. Can you ping the VM IP from your workstation?
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If the VM IP is 0.6, use that...
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by:IanTh
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can you ping the host from the client machine
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