mmmike
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ESXi 3.5 U5 Network problems

Hello,

I have a Dell PowerEdge 2900 with ESXi 3.5 in production server. It host 2 VM's of Windows server 2008 and R2. I have recently discovered network load issues between this ESXi host and other machines on my network, this discovery led me to find out that this machine NIC work on 100MB. I tried to change it to 1000MB. After the change the server crashed and didn't recognize my NIC. I had change the parameters manually from the unsupported console.

Did any of you encountered same like issue or anyone has any idea how to fix it?

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Dave_Mishchenko
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I've moved your post to the ESXi 3.5 forum - http://communities.vmware.com/community/vmtn/vi/esxi3.5.  What sort of NIC does the 2900 have?

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a_p_
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In addition to Dave's question about the NIC, double check the physical switch port's configuration. Also make sure the network cables are the correct ones for gigabit support and ok.

André

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mmmike
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Hi,

Sorry for the very late delay, had lots of going on the past month.

I have solved the network load issues already. I didnt configured my DNS suffix and default gateway properly - after doing so, communication between the ESXI host and other network resources became much better.

The network interface updated its speed to 1000Mbps - atleast one of them, the other is unplugged at the moment.

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