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    ESX Server wont ping gateway or any other machine.
    For my exam practice i am planning to setup a home lab.

    I have installed ESX 3.5 on a Dell Poweredge 2650. After installation i tried to access the esx servers web management portal but couldnt connect . I then tried to ping the server but no luck. When i try ping from ESX server it get "Destination Host Unreachable" error. I have tried reinstalling ESX server 3.5 and also tried ESXi 3.5 but still no luck. My esx server has 2 Broadcom 5703x NICS. Would it be that these nics are not supported , though ESX server recongizes them properly.

    Here is command output for my server



    esxcfg-nics -l

    Name PCI Driver Link Speed Duplex MTU Description
    vmnic0 03:08.00 tg3 up 100Mbps Full 1500 Broadcom Corporation NetXtrem BCM5703 Gigabit Network
    vmnic1 03:06.00 tg3 up 100Mbps Full 1500 Broadcom Corporation NetXtrem BCM5703 Gigabit Network


    esxcfg-vswif -l
    Name PortGroup IpAddress Netmask Broadcast Enable DHCP
    vswif0 ServiceConsole 192.168.0.81 255.255.255.0 192.168.0.255 true False



    esxcfg-vswitch -l

    Switch Name Num Port UserPorts Configured Ports MTU Uplinks
    vSwithch0 64 4 64 1500 vmnic0

    PortGroup Name VLAN Used Ports Uplinks
    VmNetwork 0 0 vmnic0
    Service Console 0 1 vmnic0


    Contents Of /etc/sysconfig/network

    NETWORKING= yes
    GATEWAYDEV=vswif0
    HOSTNAME=servers FQDN
    GATEWAY=192.168.0.1


    Contents Of /etc/sysconfig/network-script/ifcfg-vswif0
    #Broadcom Corporation NetXtrem BCM5703 Gigabit Network
    DEVICE=vswif0
    BOOTPROTO=static
    IPADDR=192.168.0.81
    NETMASK=255.255.255.0
    ONBOOT=yes
    PORTGROUP="Service Console"
    MACADDR= macaddress



    ethtool vmnic0

    Speed: 100Mbps
    Link detected: yes

  • #2
    [Resolved]Re: ESX Server wont ping gateway or any other machine

    Crazy but ESX didnt like my HW Switch. I ended buying a new one and issue was fixed.

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      Re: [Resolved]Re: ESX Server wont ping gateway or any other machine

      Glad you got it sorted out
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