ubisec
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Cannot Connect to Web Management Interface in ESX v3.5

Hello,

I just finished installing ESX v3.5 onto my Dell 2900 III. It boots up fine, but I have 2 x 4-port NIC cards in addition to the two onboard NICs. I could have sworn that I set the IP address up on one of the onboard NICs, but I do not have any IP connectivity after booting up.

I've actually tried plugging into every NIC port and it doesn't work.

Unfortunately, I'm not a Linux Guru, so I can't figure this out. I've done ifconfig and can verify that "vswif0" has the IP address I set up at installation, but there is not IP connectivity. There is link on my switch.

Can somebody help me ASAP?

Would greatly appreciate it!

Eddie

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Yattong
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Hi,

Is this an automated build?

Have you done a esxcfg-vswif -l? This will show you the details on the vswif0. It maybe disabled???

If you do a esxcfg- and then press tab twice, you will get a print out of all the different commands. Doing a --h after each command will give you the help page too.

Good luck

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ubisec
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Thanks for the info.

The interface name is "Enabled" and the Port Group is "DHCP", although I assigned it a static IP. Don't get that one.

The management interface says "False" though. What else should I be looking for?

I did a -E to enable all, but when I did a -c it returned with a "0" saying it's not working. I don't get what's happening and how to resolve it. I have no problem rebulding that interface, so if anyone has any suggestions, please let me know. I only ask for specific directions, if possible.

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ubisec
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Oh, also, it wasn't an automated build, but I used the GUI installation wizard. There, it asked me for the IP address info and I gave that.

Thanks,

Eddie

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