tdubb123
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no nics shown as attached

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one of my hosts in vsphere is not showing any physical nics attached to the vswitch. When I go to manage adapters it shows no nics attached. however I am still connected to the host via vmk0.

any idea why?dvs.jpg

tried rebooting the host and same problem.

I am connected via vcenter as well as the host via the viclient

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Mouhamad
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Just a thought, can you enter the host in maintenance mode and try to remove it from the vds?

you need to make sure that no VMs are hosted on the host even if it's powered off coz it might block a port on that vds through this host.

VCP-DCV, VCP-DT, VCAP-DCD, VSP, VTSP

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Mouhamad
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What's the output of: "esxcfg-nics -l" ? Is it showing all the NICs?

It seems to be a driver issue or maybe those NICs are disabled from BIOS.

VCP-DCV, VCP-DT, VCAP-DCD, VSP, VTSP
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tdubb123
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it shows all the nics

Name    PCI           Driver      Link Speed     Duplex MAC Address       MTU    Description
vmnic0  0000:01:00.00 bnx2        Up   1000Mbps  Full   78:2b:cb:44:ef:f7 1500   Broadcom Corporation Broadcom NetXtreme II BCM5709 1000Base-T
vmnic1  0000:01:00.01 bnx2        Up   1000Mbps  Full   78:2b:cb:44:ef:f9 1500   Broadcom Corporation Broadcom NetXtreme II BCM5709 1000Base-T
vmnic2  0000:02:00.00 bnx2        Up   1000Mbps  Full   78:2b:cb:44:ef:fb 9000   Broadcom Corporation Broadcom NetXtreme II BCM5709 1000Base-T
vmnic3  0000:02:00.01 bnx2        Up   1000Mbps  Full   78:2b:cb:44:ef:fd 1500   Broadcom Corporation Broadcom NetXtreme II BCM5709 1000Base-T
vmnic4  0000:09:00.00 igb         Up   1000Mbps  Full   00:1b:21:cc:dc:48 1500   Intel Corporation 82576 Gigabit Network Connection
vmnic5  0000:09:00.01 igb         Up   1000Mbps  Full   00:1b:21:cc:dc:49 1500   Intel Corporation 82576 Gigabit Network Connection
vmnic6  0000:0a:00.00 igb         Up   1000Mbps  Full   00:1b:21:cc:dc:4c 9000   Intel Corporation 82576 Gigabit Network Connection
vmnic7  0000:0a:00.01 igb         Up   1000Mbps  Full   00:1b:21:cc:dc:4d 1500   Intel Corporation 82576 Gigabit Network Connection
/sbin #

I tried removing it fom the dvswitch and readded it back. But its giving me this error

vDS operation failed on host xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx,  got (vim.fault.ResourceInUse) exception

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Mouhamad
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Just a thought, can you enter the host in maintenance mode and try to remove it from the vds?

you need to make sure that no VMs are hosted on the host even if it's powered off coz it might block a port on that vds through this host.

VCP-DCV, VCP-DT, VCAP-DCD, VSP, VTSP

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tdubb123
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yes I was able to remove the vds by logging into the viclient to the host. definitely weird that this happens

thanks

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dsaydon
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While trying to move uplinks from DVs to another I had the error of

Reconfigure vSphere Distributed Switch:Cannot complete a vSphere Distributed Switch operation for one or more host members.

See the error stack for details on the cause of this problem.

Error Stack

vDS operation failed on host #####,  got (vim.fault.ResourceInUse) exception

In order to solve it I was connected with the vi client directly to the ESXi and then I was be able to remove the Uplinks

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