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  • Strange problem with connectivity

    I have come across something odd. I have an VMWARE ESXI4.1 machine, running several guests, all Redhat Linux 5.1. I can ping them, see them, operate them, no problem.

    On this same box I have installed Server 2003. The IP address is manually configured and is basically identical to all other boxes as relates to subnet, gateway, etc. IP is the next in line after -.57.

    I can connect to the server 2003 box through VSphere client console, I can ping out, get to the internet, etc. no problem.

    From my PC if I ping this server 2003 box, try to RDP to it, etc. I get nothing. Ping shows like this:


    Pinging with 32 bytes of data:

    Reply from bytes=32 time=35ms TTL=128
    Request timed out.
    Request timed out.
    Request timed out.

    Ping statistics for
    Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 1, Lost = 3 (75% loss),
    Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
    Minimum = 35ms, Maximum = 35ms, Average = 35ms

    It pings 1 time, then times out.

    Where / what could be the issue here?


  • #2
    Re: Strange problem with connectivity

    all on the same vSwitch?
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    • #3
      Re: Strange problem with connectivity

      Yes, all on the same vswitch.

      All have vmware tools

      The Linux boxes can ping server 2003 server, but anything off of the ESXI server can not ping the 2003 server. Actually 1 ping works, then fails for remaining.