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Everytime I create a new Windows 2008 R2 VM Server I can't seem to ping it at first.  I normally go in and disable IPv6 and reboot a few times and it will eventually allow me to ping it.  If I attach to the console via vcenter I can ping anything from the new server but I just can't ping the server from elseware on the network.
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by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE)
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Can you upload a screenshot of the networking on your ESXi server?

do you use networking teaming, have multiple network interfaces connected, trunks, etherchannel, LACP etc

are you using the VMXNET3 interface?
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Have you disabled the Windows firewall?
First thing I do is disable the firewall, and then apply the disable IPv6 patch from MS which you can download here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929852
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Does this only affect Windows 2008 VM?
Are all VM's on the same vswitch?
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