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after V2V VmWare, Exhange 2007 does not send/ receive email internal/external

I had Exchange 2007 on a ESX Server that was converted a while back P2V. It was running fine, and the disks were lazy zeroed (FAT). I wanted to get them converted over to Thin, using VmWare Converter 5.

The Exchange Server does not send or recieve email at all (Internal/External). I am to think it had to be the second NIC that was created, so I showed hidden devices, and removed the first NIC-Rebooted (Same IP Address on second NIC). Nothing. The Store is running, receives mail from the outside world. All services are running, no events in event log....No mail in Queue, tracking email analyzer reports no problems...
The send connector and POP are fine. I cannot find the issue here.
Any ideas?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
check if you have a Default Gateway set?
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BKennedy2008Author Commented:
it's set. No other wierd TCP settings on the second NIC that was installed. Can get to the Internet.
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Nagendra Pratap SinghCommented:
Use the following in case you cannot figure it out.

Make another Exchange VM and configure it with Hub +mailbox role.

Make 1-2 test boxes on this new VM. If it works then move the mailboxes from this to new one and decommission this.
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Nagendra Pratap SinghCommented:
BTW, do you have the first VM saved?
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BKennedy2008Author Commented:
I am sure that will work and would like to save that as a worse case scenario......
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BKennedy2008Author Commented:
I use Veeam... So I have multitude of copies. I actually reverted back to the Fat (1st one) and now putting the exchange  and a DC in a virtual (Offline) network lab to figure this out
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Nagendra Pratap SinghCommented:
What do your queues say?
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BKennedy2008Author Commented:
absoulutely nothing, 0 in queue. Its almost like it left the Exchange Server. Internal uses POP and I see no problems with the POP settings, doesn't work either.....
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Nagendra Pratap SinghCommented:
Interesting. I will wait for the experts to comment.

Any firewall enabled? ports open to LAN?
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BKennedy2008Author Commented:
All that is fine, no local firewalls, Have a Barracuda SPAM, but its not even hitting that. Reset a new SMTP connector to bypass and still same issue. absolutely nothing is passing through with no errors to report.
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Simon Butler (Sembee)ConsultantCommented:
Thin provisioned disks are not supported with Exchange, so you are in an unsupported configuration using them.
Considering the speed a migration can take place, I wouldn't have bothered to P2V and done a regular migration.
Does it work on the FAT disks?

Simon.
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BKennedy2008Author Commented:
Best Practice guidlines are to keep Exchange in a FAT scenerio?
If so, then I won't waste my time on this and replicate offsite using Veeam.

Thought it may be a faster process using Thin vs Thick, is the only reason why I decided to try that route.

thanks
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Simon Butler (Sembee)ConsultantCommented:
Using thin provisioned disks isn't a supported scenario - so best practise doesn't even come near it. I will use thin in labs only, but production, it needs to be thick.  

Simon.
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