I just P2V a box, and when I am trying to enter the IP address so it's giving me an erorry the address has already been assigned to other NIC, which is hidden. The physical box had 2 NICs.. I want to use the same Ip address.. how should I proceed? thanks.
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There would be some hidden devices, which you need to uninstall manually from device manager
- go to command prompt. enter the command "set devmgr_show_nonpresent_devices=1"
- open device manager under "view" select "show hidden devices"
- uninstall the old devices.
Now you should be good to go.
Hope this helps !!
I already tried all of that... getting the below error when I try to remove the old nics.
"failed to install the device. The device maybe required to boot up the computer"
Yes. i did hit NO, entered the same address, but I can't ping the box... or neither I can ping anything off the box... rebooted it couple of times, no luck... the VM has two nics...it shows connected, but does not resolve anything inside and outside network
Well then I'm stumped unless you just overlooked something simple, like changing the default gateway if it is a different subway, or the vnic is not connected in Virtual Center. And you might try disconnecting and reconnecting it, and/or disabling and re-enabling it in the VM. One or the other of those steps has fixed a surprising number of network problems for me.