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ESXi - Can't enable a vmnic adapter

Hi all, I've an issue on my ESXi server...

I would like to use two phisical network interfaces in order to connect my server to two different networks.

I tried to configure two separate switches logically connected with two separate network interfaces.

Unfortunately, as you can see on the picture below, the vmnic1 is down. I can't understand why!

I'm sure that the cable is plugged (green lights are on), and a DHCP server is available on that port.

Please help me also to know if my vswitch configuration is correct

Thank you in advance

L.

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MKguy
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Welcome to the communities.

1. What server/NIC hardware are you using?

2. Is the physical switch port where this NIC is connected to set to link auto-negotiation?

3. Did you set the vmnic on the ESXi side to auto-negotiate? (see screenshot)

4. Can you connect using some other device (laptop etc.) using the same cable/physical switch port?

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Welcome to the communities.

1. What server/NIC hardware are you using?

2. Is the physical switch port where this NIC is connected to set to link auto-negotiation?

3. Did you set the vmnic on the ESXi side to auto-negotiate? (see screenshot)

4. Can you connect using some other device (laptop etc.) using the same cable/physical switch port?

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thank you for the question's list! it helps me to figure out the problem!

my second network card in't recognized by the system, the vmnic1 is another network card!

i've just plug the cable on the right network card, I set it with auto-recognition, and now is up and running!

thank you very much

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