I have a lab environment where I have an ESXi 5.5 host (parent) and several ESXi 5.1 hosts (childs). As part of the ESXi installation I have configured the ESXi host IPs as follows:
When I open a console to any of the ESXi hosts I can see that the IP has been configured, I can also ping the ESXi hosts across my network no problem. However when I select a child ESXi host in vSphere Client and select the summary tab the IP address and DNS Name configuration is not passed through from the ESXi configuration i.e. IP Addresses and DNS Name values are blank.
In the past I have managed to fluke the setup of this kit so that the IP address was visible but have forgotton how? I beleive it was something to do with enabling promiscuous mode across the parent/child ESXi hosts but this doesnt seem to do the job. Any ideas?