1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Vsphere/networking

Discussion in 'Virtual Computing' started by kat731, Mar 11, 2011.

  1. kat731
    Honorary Member

    kat731 Megabyte Poster

    826
    9
    74
    Hi all,
    hope you all ok.
    Aint been on much, work has taken over my life.
    Anyway, a copy of a problem a colleague is having here.
    Dont ask me about virtual stuff.....:eek:
    Appreciate any thought.

    Kat

    "I am in need of assistance with vsphere as I have a few questions about the networking on there as I am doing a net install of a centOS VM which is going to be handling the new helpdesk through Apache. I don’t seem to be picking up the network card on two variations of Linux Server I have deployed and am trying to narrow down whether it is something to do with authentication on the network or just simply the drivers have failed to install correctly for Vspheres virtual NIC. Anybody got any ideas? (About vsphere not linux :P)"
     
    Certifications: BA (Hons), A+
    WIP: 70-685 77-884
  2. danielno8

    danielno8 Gigabyte Poster

    1,305
    48
    92
    Has he definately selected to add a NIC to the VM from within vSphere?
     
    Certifications: CCENT, CCNA
    WIP: CCNP
  3. ThomasMc

    ThomasMc Gigabyte Poster

    1,507
    49
    111
    A couple of thing he could try are;

    1. Make sure the vNIC is connected in the VM settings
    2. Make sure the proper network has been selected in VM settings
    3. Install vmtools
    4. ifconfig


    [Added]
    You could also look through the /var/log/message for any errors that might be causing the problem;

    Code:
    cat /var/log/messages | grep eth0 | more
    
     
    Last edited: Mar 11, 2011
    Certifications: MCDST|FtOCC
    WIP: MCSA(70-270|70-290|70-291)
  4. kat731
    Honorary Member

    kat731 Megabyte Poster

    826
    9
    74
    Good stuff.

    nice one Thomas, hope youre ok.

    k
     
    Certifications: BA (Hons), A+
    WIP: 70-685 77-884
  5. ThomasMc

    ThomasMc Gigabyte Poster

    1,507
    49
    111
    Just some basics Kat, haven't really done much break fixing in regards to networking on vSphere and i'm doing good thanks, what about you?
     
    Certifications: MCDST|FtOCC
    WIP: MCSA(70-270|70-290|70-291)
  6. kat731
    Honorary Member

    kat731 Megabyte Poster

    826
    9
    74
    Yeh good thanks.
    Actually i passed on what you said, and i think it helped, he said something about Eth0 or the like, he seemed happy for my call, maybe prompted something in his mind....its all above my head!! Lol...
     
    Certifications: BA (Hons), A+
    WIP: 70-685 77-884
  7. ThomasMc

    ThomasMc Gigabyte Poster

    1,507
    49
    111
    Thats good, soetimes all we need is a point in the right direction :)
     
    Certifications: MCDST|FtOCC
    WIP: MCSA(70-270|70-290|70-291)

Share This Page

Loading...