VMware Virtual Machine Getting 169 IP Address After adding Second NIC
Posted on 2014-08-18
I'm having an issue when adding a second Virtual NIC to the new Virtual Machine I created. After the Virtual Machine gets created, I set the static IP on the 1st NIC. Everything registers with the Domain, DNS, etc...When checking in VMware Tools on the VM it shows the new static IP I set.
The second NIC that I have to add to this VM is going to be set as Static as well but on a different network. The second NIC has to get to other resources on a different network. The only configurations that I have to set in the 2nd NIC are static IP and Subnet.
When adding the second NIC I make sure I select what Virtual Network it's going to be part of in the Edit Settings section on the VM. Then I go into the VM and set the static on the second NIC.
After a little while, on the Summary section of the VM in vCenter, it shows a 169 address. I already checked for Hidden NICs in the Device Manager but there aren't any. I already went into the registry to see if I have any Interfaces that show 169 that have to be deleted but again there aren't any.
I don't understand when adding the second NIC and setting the static IP on it of another Network, it decides to turn to 169 Address showing in the Summary section of vCenter.