dakiar
Contributor
Contributor

Converting works great but network problems

I recently converted a linux machine, it is the first time I ever try VMWare converter and I was very impressed. I just got one problem

After I converted the target machine has problems to reach the network ( I think it might have something to do with a change of MAC adress with the virtual network adapter in VMWare )

However the weird part is I am running mysql on it, and I can connect to the MYSQL database just fine, and send commands to it, get replies etc.

However if I try to run ping or tracert or any other software like sendmail it will complain with the following error message: connect: Network is unreachable

The Guest OS is RedHat Enterprise Linux 5 , maybe I need to change a setting somewhere to make it work??

thanks!

Dak

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dtracey
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Expert

Hi Dak,

We'll probably need some more information on this one.

  • Which VMware product are you running on your host (ESX/ESXi, Server or Workstation), and which version?

  • Can you post an ifconfig from your Linux guest

  • Can you post some screenshots of your virtual networking configuration

Thanks,

Dan

AndreTheGiant
Immortal
Immortal

What's the output of those command (inside the VM)?

ifconfig eth0

ifconfig eth1

Probably udev has reconfigured the new vNIC as eth1.

You can use kudzu or remove the old MAC address from udev config.

Andre

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dakiar
Contributor
Contributor

Thank you, it appears the VMWare machine was behind some firewalls and had a complicated router setup etc, and this was causing the problems. So the problem was solved!

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