Hi. I'm recently installed VMWare ESX 3i on a server computer with a virtual machine with Windows 2003 Server inside. Installation works perfectly, but I couldnt connect from Windows OS to Internet and from Internet to Windows OS. I have read by default this connections are not allowed and user have to configurate it. The problem is when I use VI Aplication to con figurate the ESX Firewall (like documentantion indicates) under "Configuration/Security profile/Firewall/Properties".... Firewall option doesnt appear under "Security profile"
Anyone know how to configurate to get connection from Windows OS to Internet??
Thanks a lot!
Security profile may not be applicable here as 3i does not have service console.
Check if your windows VM has got a ip and can reach the DNS server and Gateway.
First of all, I'm using VMWare 3i Server without Virtual Center. I connect directly with 3i server using VI client.
VM has IP but cant reach DNS servers and Gateway. When I installed the 3i server, I checked the connection with DNS servers and with another external computers. All worked fine, so I thought there were anything wrong with firewall configuration or something like that.
When I installed VM (Windows 2003 Server), in configuration menu - Networking, seems to be all ok. There is one virtual switch created, a port group and physical adapter, all in green status. But I cant reach Gateway.
Any idea? :S
If Security profile is not applicable to 3i version, how to configurate firewall options in this version?
Thread moved to the ESX forums
Liz one of your friendly communities moderator.
If the VM cannot reach GW and DNS then how does it get IP Address DHCP/Static?
Or may be the Virtual Swtich is got a wrong uplink or VLAN config.
Attach the output of command esxcfg-vswitch -l and esxcfg-vmknic -l
Hi Liz. I was looking for this thread in ESX forums, but I couldnt found it. Could you post a link or say me, how to navigate with menus?
Thanks a lot.
Where I have to execute these commands? (i'm noobie)
I post the following information about network config:
Computer IP: 10.16.8.xxx
C:\Documents and Settings\Administrador>ipconfig /all
Ethernet Adaptator local area conection:
Description . . . . . . . . . : MT PRO/1000 de Intel(R)
Dirección física. . . . . . . : 00-0C-29-34-B0-82
DHCP habilitado . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration enable : Yes
IP Direction of autoconfig. . : 169.254.238.194
Sub-netmask . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
Default gateway.. . . :
IPv4 Routing table
Network Netmask Gateway Interface Metric
127.0.0.0 255.0.0.0 127.0.0.1 127.0.0.1 1
169.254.0.0 255.255.0.0 169.254.238.194 169.254.238.194 10
169.254.238.194 255.255.255.255 127.0.0.1 127.0.0.1 10
169.254.255.255 255.255.255.255 169.254.238.194 169.254.238.194 10
188.8.131.52 240.0.0.0 169.254.238.194 169.254.238.194 10
255.255.255.255 255.255.255.255 169.254.238.194 169.254.238.194 1
Why "default gateway" wasnt fix when I installed de VM? Is it automatic? How to resolve it?
The VM is not getting IP from DHCP server, thus it has take a autoconfigured address 169.x.x.x
- Do you have a DHCP server in your LAN?
- Remove VMnic1 from the uplink as its disconnected.
- Run the command using RCLI Download from (http://vmware.com/download/download.do?downloadGroup=VI-RCLI)
I have resolve it!
The problem was that I thought ESX works like VMWare Workstation fixing virtual Lan's. VMWare Workstation assigns virtual IP's to virtual machines, ESX works with real IP's. Then, I fixed real IP to VM (Windows virtual machine) manually and it worked finally
Thanks for your help!