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network link comes down

I have my VMware ESX 3.5 running with 30 Virtual Machines on a DL380G5 server. The problem is that when I start all these 30 VMs, after quite a while the network link goes down. When I try to ping I can see 64% loss of packets.

My system is up running with a maximum configuration, 256GB of memory. I am much worried of this issue. Can someone help me in rootcausing this problem.

Thanks!

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bhadzik
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Is it just the service console that drops pings? Do VMs respond 100%?

Can you power them on slowly while pinging, and see if you start to drop at a certian quantity of VMs.

How many network cards are you using?

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I just found that the Host Memory usage goes 100% when I switch on 10 VMs. I have enough amount of memory (256GB) on my server and why this happens. All my VMs are running with 512 MB each.

Any suggestions for a work around?

Thanks

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