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  • 1.  vCenter VMnet1 and VMnet8 Help

    Posted Nov 01, 2010 09:20 PM

    Hello All,

    Been searching but not able to find my answer(s).... So I do really appreciate the help. I'm seeing info for workstation, but not for ESX/vCenter....

    I have VirtualCenter 2.5 installed on Windows 2003. I have 6 production ESX 3.5 servers that I manage with vCenter.

    Recently we updated DNS servers throughout the company, so I was forced to update. ESX servers /etc/resolv.conf was updated a day later to reflect updated DNS servers.

    On my Win2k3 server I have multiple NIC's..

    -1 NIC is dedicated for Corporate Network, set as metric 10

    -1 NIC is dedicated for backup, set as metric 20

    How should I setup my VMnet1 and VMnet8 adapters? Currently they are disabled as my server starting pointing to the 192.168.x.x IP's causing another service to fail. The server wanted to resolve to the 192.168.x.x IP.

    I've been trying to use converter on the same machine vCenter is installed on, and getting the following error: FAILED: Unable to connect to the virtual disk.

    I'm assuming that because the VMnet1 and VMnet8 adapters are not setup correctly.

    Previous weeks I was able to clone with no issues, and my server was not trying to resolve to the wrong IP.

    PLEASE help!

    Here's part of the log file for a failed converter attempt:

    fullMessage = "Failed to clone disk 0 on the virtual machine 'Ubuntu10_Gold'.",

    vmName = "Ubuntu10_Gold",

    sourceDisk = "0",

    reason = (converter.agent.internal.fault.NfcConnectionFault) {

    dynamicType = ,

    faultCause = (vmodl.MethodFault) null,

    faultMsg = "File transfer failed.

    Src error: File error -- Failed to write to the target file: An error was detected",

    msg = "Unable to connect to the virtual disk.",


  • 2.  RE: vCenter VMnet1 and VMnet8 Help

    Posted Nov 01, 2010 11:44 PM

    Found an article that may help.... Looks like its what I need...

    Still working on a solution tho.. I can't just reboot the vCenter service as another service is also being served by it.. :smileysad:

  • 3.  RE: vCenter VMnet1 and VMnet8 Help

    Posted Nov 02, 2010 07:14 AM

    How should I setup my VMnet1 and VMnet8 adapters?

    Those adapter does not exist in ESX/vCenter Server.

    Have you tried to connect the Standalone Converter directly to one ESX?

    PS: thread moved to Converter forum.


  • 4.  RE: vCenter VMnet1 and VMnet8 Help

    Posted Nov 02, 2010 04:03 PM


    Thanks for the reply. I guess I just needed someone to tell me thats it not apart of ESX/vCenter... ty! :smileyhappy:

    Good point. I always connect to the vcenter, and not an individual server. Will try.

    On side note, I did install the latest converter: VMware-converter-all-4.3.0-292238.exe


  • 5.  RE: vCenter VMnet1 and VMnet8 Help

    Posted Nov 06, 2010 09:00 AM

    I am slightly confused by what you are saying, VMnet1 and VMnet 8 areVMware Workstation atapters and do not exist in ESX. Is your virtual instance of vCenter running on a Workstation instance?

    or are you talking about a Workstation based lab environment?

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