I'm a student in the Netherlands. I study IT and to learn about ESX, VDI, RDS etc. we use vCloud to provide us with a test environment to install such applications and hypervisors.
Because i have no homelab i'm using vCloud to learn about VDI. The process i took was install ESX in a vApp with Open-E DSS as iSCSI storage. The ESX installation completed like it should and from the Windows Server 2012 VM in the vApp i was trying to push vCenter as a VM on a ESX host. It installed like it should and i got an ip + port number to access the page. Unfortunately I couldn't access the vCenter page neither could I ping the VM. I can access my ESX through the vSphere application.
What have i tried:
- Install multiple NIC's on the VM. I used different Network Adapters like E1000 or VMXNET3 but that didnt work.
- Install a Windows 8 VM to see if it was a vCenter 6 problem in vCloud. Neither the W8 VM got network access.
I think it's a restriction in vCloud that the network administrator doesn't know about yet. This is the first year they have been using vCloud as a working environment for all the students.
Does any of you smart people have a suggestion on what's going wrong here?
I would check the portgroup that the ESXi vm is connected to. Edit the settings of the portgroup and select security. Make sure all 3 are set to accept. "Promiscuous Mode, MAC Address Changes, and Forged Transmits". I know you only need 2 of the 3 but can't remember at the moment which 2 they are