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what is the best way to deal with a ipconflict in vmware?

I am getting errors in vmware vcenter that there is an IP CONFLICT , what is the best way to track down the conflict the error says who the current owner is but all it gives is a mac address??????

can I use RV tools or some other way to find what the source of the other IP that is in conflict is????? ,

 I am sure one of them is a vMK port as I can see the ip in question , but how to i find the other offending IP address?

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8/22/2022 - Mon
Tony Giangreco

Set your network adapters to dynamic and the IP conflicts should not occur.

for the guests ? or for the hosts or both ?

how do you do that?

thanks , I really appreciate the help!!!!!!!!
Tony Giangreco

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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert PRO / EE Fellow/British Beekeeper)

I think I would start by running a report (script), to generate and output the IP Addresses and MAC Addresses of all VMs managed by vCenter Server.

This will give you an idea, if all MAC Addresses are UNIQUE sometimes, you could have a duplicate!
Your help has saved me hundreds of hours of internet surfing.
Tony Giangreco

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