dannyger97
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ESX 6 no VM Network Access in vCloud

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Hello,

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?

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IamTHEvilONE
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KevinFahey
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Hi,

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 Smiley Happy

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dannyger97
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Already tried that.

Doesn't work. Did a reboot after the update on the ESX host but no luck Smiley Sad

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dannyger97
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Im kinda lost on a fix and so is my teacher. Anyone who has an idea? Prosimious mode is also 'accept' on the ESX hosts in the datacenter at school

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IamTHEvilONE
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Nested ESXi on vCloud Air - VMware vCloud Air Blog - VMware Blogs

this might help you understand a little better.

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dannyger97
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Oh my god it worked! Now im curious on how this works with multiple VM and the same mac addresses. This might conflict right? Im now trying to get vCenter working.

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