Ubuntu 12.04 on VMware ESXi 4.1.0 - "wired network disconnected" & update problems
Posted on 2012-08-30
I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 as a vm on our VMware 4.1.0 production cluster. The initial install and upgrade went fine but after a reboot of the vm Ubuntu showed "wired network disconnected". All of our Windows vms on the same cluster/hosts are fine.
The vm spec is 512mb, 1cpu, 1x vmxnet3 nic which connects to our server vlan (10.59.18.x) and 1 x flexible nic that points to our legacy vlan (10.56.x.x).
If I disable the vmxnet3 interface I do get a network connection back but the update window shows 409 updates with sizes range from a few kb to several mb each but the tag line says 409 updates slected 14kb will be downloaded. When I click on install updates I get a message that says "failed to download package files" & "check your internet connection". The internet connection is fine and I can happily browse to sites.
Please can someone point me in the right direction to get this problem resolved. Urgent so 500 points up for grabs!