ESX 5:  vmnic says stand by

Posted on 2012-08-13
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Last Modified: 2012-08-13
Hi All,

I changed the switch my ESX server was plugged into and now both NIC's say stand by next to them.

Question by:detox1978
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    Expert Comment

    Does that switch have the correct VLAN?  Did you do any troubleshooting?
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    Author Comment

    I've not setup any vLAN.
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    Author Comment

    just using the default one created during install
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    Assisted Solution

    over your ESXi host in the tab of networking, edit your network configuration and in your switch change the Nic Timing at the configuration that say failover Order, that happened to my last time that I did the same change.

    Bes Regards.
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    Accepted Solution

    Try this:

    In vSphere Client, click the host in question > Configuration Tab > Networking

    For the NICs in standby click the Properties of that particular vSwitch.  Click on the Network Adapters tab and click Edit on each NIC.  Make sure they are set to Auto Negotiate for their speed.

    Once you've checked that go back to the Ports tab.  You probably have a vSwitch, VM Network, and Management Network listed.  For each item, click on it and click the Edit button.  Then navigate to the NIC Teaming tab.  Make sure both adapters are listed in the Active Adapters section.  If they aren't, click on them, and click the Move Up button until they are.

    Let me know the results and we can go from there.
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    Expert Comment

    The order thing is that if you had your ports in trunking mode on your other switch and you have vlans configured on your vmware environment you must change the configuration of your actual port and see if the alarm goes away, other trick is that when you change thing on vmware and your vcenter server was up and running when you did it, you must restart the vcenter server server in order that the alarms disappear from the management console, some times happen, with the new vcenter sever version.

    Best Regards.
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    Thanks, teaming only checked on one section

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