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VM Network Connection doesn't connect on reset

Ok... here's the situation.

ESX 3.5 Virtual machine network doesn't connect to vm network on start as configured.

I haven't seen this behavior before this release. Any work arounds or patches?

Thanks,

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Veee
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There is a patch( ESX350-200712401-BG) available for update of bnx2 driver to address the following issues:

  • An issue with the BCM5709 firmware where ping requests sometimes fail after loading and unloading the bnx2 driver.

  • An issue with the bnx2 driver where a device using the bnx2 driver fails to connect to the a 100 Mbps network during the network autonegotiation period after system boot.

Link for ESX 3.5 patches:

Link for the related kb:

Note: Patch bundle ESX350-200712407-BG must be installed prior to installing this patch. The esxupdate utility will check to ensure that ESX350-200712407-BG is installed before proceeding with installation of this patch.

See if this solves your problem.

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Here's the answer...

My customer had Virtual Machine Port Groups with the following naming standard: VLAN-500-192.168.140.0/28

VirtualCenter 2.5 does not like the forward slash in the name. Once we changed to VLAN-500-192.168.140.0-28, All was good!

Hopefully this will save someone some time.

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