5 Replies Latest reply on Jan 18, 2011 10:48 PM by amrdiamond

    Nested ESX connectivity problem

    amrdiamond Lurker

      hi, i'm new to the community so forgive me if i post this in the wrong place.


      i tried running ESX4.0 inside ESX 4.0 as a virtual machine. The installation went fine and the VM ESX was up and running. unfortunatelly, the VM esx has no network connectivity and fails even to ping the default gateway ( our lan configuration is as follows:


      vlan 3 : (internal users & green zone servers)

      vlan 2: (DMZ)

      VM ESX service console:

      physicall ESX service console:


      the production VMs and service console are connected to vSwitch0 which is connected, via a physical NIC, to a cisco 2960 switch's gigabit port (the port runs as a trunk with vlan 2 as a native vlan)

      the service console of the physical ESX and the VMs that lie on network are connected to vSwitch0 through port groups with VLAN ID set to 3.


      i tried VLAN ID 0 and 3 with the VM ESX's service console but i still couldn't access the network. i tried using a port group with no vlan id (0) and which uplink (physical NIC) is connected to an access port that belongs to VLAN 3, yet the ESX VM still failled to connect to the network


      i might've forgot to mention a few things needed to solve this problem, so don't hesitate and ask. attached is snapshot of my network configuration. ESX-2 (and ESX-2-2) are the mentioned VM ESXs