VMware Guest reboots dont pick up Ip address

Hi Guys,

I am having problems with our VMware virtual machines, when I restart them it don't pick the IP address. The IP addresses are static ones, when we reboot again that's when it picks it up and it happens to quite a few of our VM's.

Does anyone know what could be causing this and what the solution is?

We are current on VMware vsphere 5.0.

Thank you in advance.
Kay
Kelly GarciaSenior Systems AdministratorAsked:
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Michael WorshamConnect With a Mentor Infrastructure / Solutions ArchitectCommented:
Try these solutions to see if this is what happening to your systems...

Windows 2008 or Vista virtual machine lose IP addresses after reboot (1029591)
http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1029591

Some IP addresses on a network adapter are lost after you restart a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 or Windows Vista if the buffer being used on the network adapter becomes insufficient
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/982931
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BelushiLomaxCommented:
Are these native machines (built in VMware) or were they Physical to Virtual?
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Kelly GarciaSenior Systems AdministratorAuthor Commented:
I am not sure to be honest? how can I find out?
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Kelly GarciaSenior Systems AdministratorAuthor Commented:
the are some I believe were migrated from physical to virtual, however the specific one in question right now was created fresh.
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Kelly GarciaSenior Systems AdministratorAuthor Commented:
it was created from a template, the name of the vm is pro-vm02, I am just trying to find out if the template was created from a vm that was migrated from physical to virtual
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BelushiLomaxCommented:
What version/type NIC are they using? Try changing that to the latest available in your version of ESX
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Kelly GarciaSenior Systems AdministratorAuthor Commented:
the network adapter is vmxnet 3, is that what you mean?
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Michael WorshamInfrastructure / Solutions ArchitectCommented:
Do you have VMware Tools installed on the guest VMs? If so, is it the latest one that matches the ESX host?
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Kelly GarciaSenior Systems AdministratorAuthor Commented:
Hi Michael,

Yes the VM's using VMXNET3.

Yes VM tools are installed in the guest.

How do I check what version of vm tools are installed on the host and the guest?

Regards,
K
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Michael WorshamInfrastructure / Solutions ArchitectCommented:
Via the vCenter or ESXi client, if you click on the guest VM and look under the Summary tab, it should show the VMware Tools status.

As a precaution, I would recommend reinstalling the VMware Tools on each of the guest VMs as the VMXNET3 driver relies on the tools for consistent connectivity needs.
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Kelly GarciaSenior Systems AdministratorAuthor Commented:
Naa that didn't help
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Kelly GarciaSenior Systems AdministratorAuthor Commented:
thanks Michael, I will have a look at them at some point, I've been extremely busy with other issues. So my apologies.
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