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I am having an issue similar to a previous discussion already answered (Re: Configure Management Network Greyed out in DCUI)

All my network options are greyed out (except for reset). When I try to reset the network config, I get "Auto-configuring network... Failed"

i tried the suggestions in the discussion, yet nothing seems to work.

Running esxcli network ip interface list returns nothing.

So I ran esxcli network ip interface add -i=vmk0 -p="Management Network" -M="<NIC MAC>" which also returned nothing. I rebooted the server - still not working.

Ideas?

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Try the following: esxcli network ip interface add --interface-name=vmk0 --portgroup-name="Management Network"

Check the DCUI again and if still grayed out, do the following: esxcli network ip interface ipv4 set  --interface-name=vmk0 --ipv4=ipaddress --netmask=netmask --type=static

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Do you have a vSwitch configured on the host and with that port group name?

Please post the output of the following commands:

esxcli network vswitch standard list

esxcli network vswitch dvs vmware list

esxcli network nic list

esxcli network ip interface ipv4 get


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Hi

the first command returned some info for the vSwitch. The second returned nothing, the third returned details about one of my NICs (I only use one for VMware) and the fourth returned nothing also Smiley Sad

See the screenshot attached for details.

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Try the following: esxcli network ip interface add --interface-name=vmk0 --portgroup-name="Management Network"

Check the DCUI again and if still grayed out, do the following: esxcli network ip interface ipv4 set  --interface-name=vmk0 --ipv4=ipaddress --netmask=netmask --type=static

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Richardson Porto
Senior Infrastructure Specialist
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TThanks mate Smiley Happy  all good now.

On another note, I still had all sorts of trouble getting to the host and its VMs. Turns out a storm caused a surge, blew a port on my switch, my Cat6 cable and the NIC in my Domain Controller. Once that was all fixed, everything seemed ok haha Smiley Happy

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