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Replicated VM is not getting IP address

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I have replicated Ubuntu VM from one site to another using Vmware Replication Appliances on both sites.
both sites are in the same subnet (this is LAB environment)

However when I powered on the Replicated Ubuntu , it got stuck on trying to get IP address from DHCP.
I wonder why is not able to get IP

Thank you
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by:jskfan
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vra
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by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)
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Is it connected to a live network? (with a DHCP server)

If you use a static IP Address, can you ping other devices on the network?

There is no MAC Address conflict?
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by:Abhilash
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IT is happening because you would have same MAC Address on both sides as its a replicated machine.
Is the source VM powered off?
Try powering off the source and see if this picks up and IP.
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by:Surrano
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I also vote for a MAC conflict.
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by:jskfan
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Yes the Source VM is powered off, that 's how I managed to recover the Target VM from VRA
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by:Abhilash
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Try this

sudo dhclient -r
This will perform the release operation.

sudo dhclient
This will get a new IP.

Also make sure that VM Network is a valid portgroup on this switch of target host.
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by:jskfan
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I noticed the Source VM Mac Address and the Target VM Mac address are the same, though the Source VM is powered off..

I believe that they source VM Mac and the Target VM Mac are supposed to be the same….
I could be wrong…I am not sure
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by:Abhilash
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They will be the same as they are the same VM's they shouldn't change.
Did you try the commands i gave you?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 250 total points
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If it's a replicated VM, it will be identical, this is normal and to be expected.

You would not normally expect Production and DR to be on at the same time.
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by:jskfan
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The Source VM was not fully configured..
I reconfigured it and now it replicated properly…

Thank you
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