I installed my first esxi 5 server.
I'm experiencing a problem when I reboot the server, I can not connect to the server.
When I then restart the management network I can connect to the server.
I suppose the management network wasn't started?
Am I missing something here?
Thanks for the help.
Yes the server has multiple nic's.
2 quad port intel 82571EB gigabit ethernet controllers and an onboard broadcom netxtreme II BMCCM5708.
The management network is on the intel nic's.
A first test can be create a second Management Network on another NIC.
After this, can you verify the L2 connection? (arp-ping switch/server)
i just tested with the management network on a different nic.
That didn't solve my problem.
It seems it has something to do with my vswitch config.
I use the standard vswitches.
I have one switch for the management network and vmotion.
I have a dedicated nic for the vmotion traffic, which I set as disabled on the vswitch config and override for the vmotion portgroup.
When I changed that disabled nic on the vswith to standby then the management network is available.
The strange this is though that when I restart the management network with the vmotion nic as disabled then the management network starts working.