winshenting
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ESX 4 Network Connection

I just the set up the new ESX 4 Host. During the installation, I did not assign IP address for it. After finishing installation, I go the service console to assign the ip address. However, even that the ip address is configured, the host still could not reach other servers.Please kindly refer to the pics.

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weinstein5
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If you do not assign an IP address I believe the installer will default to DHCP - can you ping the gateway address 172.22.3.255 form the service console?

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winshenting
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Not working. BTW, why the default gateway is 172.22.3.255. Why not 172.22.3.254

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weinstein5
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could be an issue with the configuration of your DHCP server - form the console you can use the esxcfg-vswif comment to reconfigure your IP address and disable DHCP for the service console port -

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winshenting
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I am a freshman, do you have the command as reference for me?

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winshenting
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I tried the command as below:

esxcfg-vswif -i 172.22.3.203 -n 255.255.255.0 vswif0

It does not work either.

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weinstein5
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this migh help - step by step instructions on how to change I and gateway - it is for 3.5 but is still true for vSphere -

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winshenting
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esxcfg-vswif -a vswif0 -p Service\ Console -i 172.22.3.203 -n 255.255.255.0

The error msg: "Error trying to perform operation Vswif with that name already exists"

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mudha
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just check ur network connection

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winshenting
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I have already fixed the it by myself. The network connection is good at this moment. I can ping successfully to my ESX Host. However, I could not access the VI client web page.

I have already tried the command as below:

service network restart

service vmware-webAccess restart

But it does not work.

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winshenting
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Who can help me solve the problem?

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mudha
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try to restart vmware -vpxa service ...

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winshenting
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reboot the host not working

My version is ESX4-Build 171294

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Rubeck
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You're using a VLAN ID tag of 4 for the Service console... Is this VLAN ID valid?

You might want to check the physical switch port to verify that this ID is allowed etc..

/Rubeck

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mudha
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then download vi client by accesing ip and connect it to that

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winshenting
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Actually, at this moment, the networking is good. I configure the SW port in the trunk mode. I already delete the VLAN ID for Service Console. Therefore, the networking is ok now. But I could not access the VI Client Web Page. BTW, I could not access the host with VI Client as well.

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adadan
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Start vmware-webAccess service . The service is not work in default.

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winshenting
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Done before, not working

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mudha
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it has to work pl give ur exact problem, something to do with network just double check it

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winshenting
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I am so frustrated. Could some one tell me what kinds of information I need to configure on the Switcher? At this moment, I only configure the port to be the Trunk. Is there anything else I should do?

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