Hope you can help.
Here's the run down:
SBS 2011 (Physical server)
Used VConvert to convert to our ESX server (approx 900GB in size) - This took about 20 hours on a 1Gbps, maybe you have some advise there to reduce the convert time? (We have disabled SSL in VConvert already)
VM is now on our ESX server. Powered down physical server, powered up VM.
Confirmed LAN IP is correct and only one NIC showing (this might be part of the issue as the physical server showed 2 nics in Windows, one being the LAN card, the other the iLO) - There was also a nubmer of HP utilities (one of with was a NIC utility in the sys tray). I've since removed these on the VM to try and fix the issue.
DNS1: 127.0.0.1 (also tried 192.168.254.6)
DNS is installed on the windows sbs vm, it shows the interface correctly as the LAN card (both IPv4 and IPv6 listed, even though we're not usingg IPv6, but I cant see this will cause an issue).
WHAT WE'VE TRIED:
If I do a ping of say bbc.co.uk it comes back with the IP but shows "timed out".
Running the SBS "Connect to the intrnet" wizard, this fails with "unable to find your router. We also CANNOT get to our router from the VM.
Fix My Network wizard also fails telling us we need to run the "Connect to the internet" wizard.
Pinging other devices on the LAN (outside of the ESX host) - e.g. a printer or another physical server - THIS WORKS.
Removed the NIC from vmware Vsphere and re-added.
Access a share on the VM from another computer (\\SERVERNAME\DATA) - THIS WORKS.
I belive the biggest issue here is the VM cannot see the rotuer on 192.168.254.1
Hope you can help!