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    Can't get management network working on fresh install

    Kenn213 Novice

      I'm trying to connect to my fresh ESXi 6 install but I'm having troubles.


      Background: Previously I had 5.1 running on this machine. I'm using the same network configuration that I was before. My 3 nics in the machine were Realtek 8111f and so initially I couldn't install  ESXi 6. I purchased a Broadcom BCM5751 which I believe is on the hcl but I have had a hard time navigating that at times. ESXi 6 installed with no troubles once this card was present.


      Problem: I can't ping my ESXi fresh install. The network configuration hasn't changed from the previous server, just the physical nic is different. The ESXi server can ping it's own IP and localhost. The router can ping it's own IP (the gateway). Neither can ping each other. There is a static route set in the router (unchanged from previous), and the router says the link is active. Router is Mikrotik Routerboard RB2011UiAS-2HnD-IN.


      Network Configuration:


      Mask: (30 bit)


      IPv6: Disabled


      Any advice is much appreciated. I can provide any more information as necessary.

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