I have a nested ESXi environment which can be illustrated (very roughly) as:
[Server 1 - Remote Workstation]
Physical ESXi Host Server
Nested ESXi Host Server
Alongside this I have another virtual machine running a domain controller in VMWare Workstation where I have configured a DHCP server. The virtual Domain Controller can ping all of the addresses of the components listed above as can the development machine itself.
[Server 2 - Development Machine]
Virtual Domain Controller
I have assigned the virtual machine a E1000 network adapter type and configured a fixed MAC address for it. Currently when I start the virtual machine I get the error message 'PXE-E51: No DHCP or proxyDHCP offers were received'. I believe this is because the virtual machine cannot find the domain controllers DHCP server across the network (guess).
Within VMWare Virtual Network editor I have bridged the NICs between the development and remote workstations to enable the required connectivity between the components - but as a result of doing this configuring DHCP becomes disabled so I cannot configure this to use the DHCP server on my virtual domain controller. So what I am wondering is how I can force the virtual machine/esxi host/... to use the DHCP server running on my development machine. Assuming this is the problem...
Has anyone out there done something similar in the past? Any help appreciated as I am out of ideas!