I had issues with drivers and ended up starting to reinstall ESXi 6.5 instead of upgrading from 5.5.
All hosts are HPE ProLiant DL385p Gen8 servers. Started with the 2nd host which installed ESXi 6.5 (maintained VMFS). Got the 1st host done, but while I can configure the Management network within ESXi, I cannot ping the address or run any network checks from within ESXi.
NIC ports and switch ports have not been changed, nor have any changes been made on the switches. Any idea on what I am missing?
Here it is. Since the server is down I cannot get to the host for it's screenshot. However, the DL385p Gen8s are all the same config so this is an indication of the NICs installed:
However, for some or other reason, the host networking is all configured differently, and use different vmnics. Not happy with that myself as it doesn't make any logical sense, or allow any standard to have been followed.
NetXtreme BCM5719 Gigabit Ethernet and Intel 82580 Gigabit Network Connection driver version 1.4.1 do not even have close.
Therefore, the output of the esxcli network nic list command is still relevant.