Welcome to the Community,
please provide some details about the hardware, i.e. vendor/model, NIC type, ...
Which ESXi version/build do you use?
How are the ports on the physical switch configured? Tagged/Untagged, Auto-Negotiation, ...
What you may try, is is to use only a single uplink (e.g. vmnic0) during initial configuration to see whether this helps.
If you still cannot access the host over the network, use a cross-over cable and connect it to e.g. a notebook that's configured with an IP address in the same subnet as the host.
ESXi 6.5 Enterprise
HP Proliant DL 380 GEN9
I believe auto negotiate, they have three VLANS just like the 10 other ESXI Hosts We have.
I did do the single at first, then went with all. I have changed Network cables, ports on the switch etc.
I thought about the laptop and crossover but havent done that yet.
... they have three VLANS just like the 10 other ESXI Hosts We have.
Did you enter the VLAN ID in the ESXi host's network configuration?
Please remember that this must only be done, if that VLAN is not configured as the physical switch port's default VLAN.
No, I looked at the other HOSTS and set this one up exactly like them.
I've setup dozens of these hosts, and they worked flawlessly, so without knowing details, I'd rule out hardware related issues.
I assume that you've used the correct HPE installation image, i.e. "Gen9Plus"?
Is it possible for you to post the physical switch port's configuration?
I dont have access to the switches, network guy.
I think it might be an OS issue.
I first installed the HPE Gen 9plus ESXI image, then I used just a generic one, thinking maybe driver issue same result.
You should definitely use the Gen9Plus image, as it contains required hardware related additions.
Anyway, I'd suggest that you talk to your network guy, to double-check the current configuration, and ensure that the network ports you used (you mentioned that you changed them) are the correct ones.