Rohail2004
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p2v NIC question

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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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Troy_Clavell
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have you tried to just completely remove the network adapters from your guest and then add them in again? Are the VMware Tools installed on your guest?

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vmroyale
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Hello.

Check out kb 1014169 for the resolution.

Good Luck!

Brian Atkinson | vExpert | VMTN Moderator | Author of "VCP5-DCV VMware Certified Professional-Data Center Virtualization on vSphere 5.5 Study Guide: VCP-550" | @vmroyale | http://vmroyale.com
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Rajeev_S
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Hi,

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 !!

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Rohail2004
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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"

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Wimo
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Is the error that you get something like "this address is already in use on another adapter, do you want to enter a different address?" If so, try just clicking No.

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Rohail2004
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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

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Wimo
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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.

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Troy_Clavell
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have you tried to just completely remove the network adapters from your guest and then add them in again? Are the VMware Tools installed on your guest?

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