VM's have 169 IP Address

Hi all,

My 2 VM's (DC and APP server) are both showing 169 ip's addresses even though they have static IP's assigned. I tried readding a new NIC and even rebooting ESX, any ideas on how to fix this??
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
IP Conflict ?

MAC Address Conflict ?

The OS cannot bring up the network interface with the IP Address you have assigned to the NIC, hence it automatically puts in a Auto Configured IP Address 169.x.x.x.

If you set to DHCP, or assign a different IP Address does it work?

What has occurred which has caused this ? server restart, host restart ?

moved VMs from one host to another, or moved storage ?

These are not P2Ved servers ?
Paul MacDonaldDirector, Information SystemsCommented:
There are "hidden" network connections in Windows that will take an APIPA address by default.  Are you saying the NICs you assigned a static IP to are acquiring an APIPA address?  Or just that there are connections with an APIPA address in addition to your static IPs?
Cobra25Author Commented:
I dont see my static ip address at all, i checked for hidden but i dont see any.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Have you entered IP Addresses?
Cobra25Author Commented:
Yes, still doesnt show.
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
So you have entered IP Addresses but when you check the VM it does not have them assigned?

Turn off VMs and ping the address is it alive somewhere

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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Set VM Nic to DHCP does it get an IP address
Ajay ChananaMCSE-2003/08|RHCSA| VCP5/6 |vExpert2018Commented:
Hi Cobra25,

You need to configure the static ip for DC which is basic requirement of the Domain controller. APIPA range 169.254.X.X auto configured when you set your VM to discover the ip via DHCP and its not reachable.

I would recommend to add another nic try to add another nic to VM and see if you get option to add the IP Address.

Make ensure you need to click "Use the Following IP address "  in Network adapter settings.
Cobra25Author Commented:
Andrew - you were right, a different device took the IP.

Thanks for the help!
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
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