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  • 1.  ESXi4 U1 can not connect with vSphere 4 client

    Posted Feb 02, 2010 07:37 PM

    from my laptop (win XP SP3) I can ping the new installed ESXi4U1 server, also I can ssh into it.

    When I launch vSphere4 client, I could not login it, error shows:

    vSphere Client could not connect with the vCenter server

    Details: A connection failure occurred (Unable to connect to the remote server)

    Both laptop and server in same subnet, I can ping gateway, dns from both, also, I can ping host from laptop, can ssh into server from laptop.

    I could not telnet port 80 nor 443

    Any idea?

    thanks



  • 2.  RE: ESXi4 U1 can not connect with vSphere 4 client

    Posted Feb 02, 2010 08:25 PM

    Are you running any firewalls on you laptop - like Microsofts? It might be blocking some ports that the lcient needs to communicate over -

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  • 3.  RE: ESXi4 U1 can not connect with vSphere 4 client

    Posted Feb 02, 2010 08:28 PM

    Searched some articles in here and kb, can not find the solution.

    Yes, laptop has disabled MSFT firewall.



  • 4.  RE: ESXi4 U1 can not connect with vSphere 4 client

    Posted Feb 02, 2010 09:20 PM

    >vSphere Client could not connect with the vCenter server

    Windows FW blocks incoming traffic only and allows all outgoing. Check if Windows firewall is running on vCenter.


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  • 5.  RE: ESXi4 U1 can not connect with vSphere 4 client

    Posted Feb 03, 2010 12:03 AM

    Spent too much time on this, even called vmware tech support, they could not figure it out either.

    I gave up, change this to ESXi3.5 U4, it works perfect.

    Also. qLogic 4060c HBA card works with IBM DS under ESXi 3.5 well.

    Thanks all



  • 6.  RE: ESXi4 U1 can not connect with vSphere 4 client

    Posted Aug 17, 2010 10:43 PM

    I don't have an answer to this problem but I did narrow it down a little. On Windows Server 2008 (x64), when I disable the Domain Profile Firewall settings on the vCenter server, the client can login.

    I have a test vcenter server on a standalone w2k8 server that worked fine. When I went to build a new test vcenter server using Oracle (instead of SQL exp), I joined the new server to a domain before installing vcenter. Anyway, it appears to be related to the domain but not sure how. My firewall rules (inbound/outbound) are the same on both the standalone server and the joined server. Like I said, I disabled the Domain Profile FW rules and I can now connect. I'd prefer to figure out exatcly what rule I need to add/change so I can turn back on my domain profile. If anyone figures this out, please post.