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vmware test management network failing

Hey guys,

New to VMware and testing out how to build one on a test network.


Have an old server thats about 4 years old. Have a ISP with static IP, DNS, and Gateway.
Installed the trial edition of VMware 5 ESXi.
Entered all the static information into the Configure Management Network section.
When I run the Test Management Network tool all pings fail?

Any ideas what I am doing wrong?
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bluedanCommented:
It sounds like you are configuring the Test Management Network to a Static IP provided by IPS. This is correct? Do you have a internal network that's available to setup the ESXi server?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
if you set the server to DHCP does it obtain an IP address providing you have a dhcp server?

if you look at network interfaces does it show nics with mac addresses and the word connected?
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sbodnarAuthor Commented:
bluedan, you are correct. I just plugged the server directly into the router provided by the ISP and assigned one of there external IPs to it.

hanccocka, please see my comment to bluedan above. i look at the network interface and it shows the nic as connected.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Have you defined the gateway?
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sbodnarAuthor Commented:
Yes. I put in the Static IP, the Mask, the Gateway, and two DNS IPs they provided.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
what are you trying to ping?  the DNS?
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sbodnarAuthor Commented:
I am just running the test management network in the sexist console of the server. It fails.
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sbodnarAuthor Commented:
Do I need a firewall setup first for this or can I just give the VMWare server a static IP, DNS, and Gateway that was provided by my ISP and hook it up to there router?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Yes, you can do that, but it's not very secure.
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bluedanCommented:
Static IP assigned by ISP is a pubic IP address on the pubic network. If you configured this way, your Vmware Management Network will be on pubic network and it might be accessble to anyone (or hacker) from outside world.  You will also need to open required ports on the firewall to allow access to this static IP.  I would not put VMware Management Network on public network because it is a BIG security risk.

I would recommend create an internal (Private) network, and use it to setup VMWare.

Hope this info helps.
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sbodnarAuthor Commented:
turns out that it was the image we downloaded from vmaware. I downloaded a new iso and everything seems to be working fine now.

Thank you all.
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sbodnarAuthor Commented:
this was the solution to the issue
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