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  • 1.  vSphere replication appliance no networking detected

    Posted Aug 09, 2018 07:01 PM

    Rolling out vSphere Rep in 2 sites.

    Running 6.5 up1 vSphere/ESXi

    Installing 6.5.1 vSphere Replication

    Site 1 (Main DC) Deployed OVF, VRep appliance installed without any issues.

    Site 2 (DR Site) Used the same OVF as Site 1, when the appliance starts up, getting error No Networking detected. I have ran the command, but it will still not allow me to configure the network.



  • 2.  RE: vSphere replication appliance no networking detected

    Posted Aug 09, 2018 07:27 PM

    So once you run this command, you don't get the menu?

    /opt/vmware/share/vami/vami_config_net



  • 3.  RE: vSphere replication appliance no networking detected

    Posted Aug 09, 2018 07:35 PM

    I can run the cmd, it allows me to manually set the network info, but it gives an error when setting an IP to eth0



  • 4.  RE: vSphere replication appliance no networking detected

    Posted Aug 09, 2018 07:55 PM

    Try clearing the contents of this file using VI (take a copy), then reboot.

    /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules



  • 5.  RE: vSphere replication appliance no networking detected

    Posted Aug 09, 2018 08:45 PM

    I'm getting no such file or directory when trying to rum the cmd



  • 6.  RE: vSphere replication appliance no networking detected

    Posted Aug 10, 2018 06:44 AM

    Did you happen to deploy from the thick client?

    # Suhas



  • 7.  RE: vSphere replication appliance no networking detected

    Posted Aug 10, 2018 11:52 AM

    Don't know what you mean by "thick client" Used the vSphere Web Client to import the OVF



  • 8.  RE: vSphere replication appliance no networking detected

    Posted Aug 10, 2018 09:17 AM

    Can you run a LS command and screen shot it?



  • 9.  RE: vSphere replication appliance no networking detected

    Posted Aug 10, 2018 11:58 AM

    LS CMD

    * just to make sure, I ran /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules on the other vrep appliance (DC side) that file does not show up either and this one configured without any issues.



  • 10.  RE: vSphere replication appliance no networking detected

    Posted Jan 23, 2019 04:00 PM

    Hi

    even i am facing same issue, kindly advice if your issue resolved.@



  • 11.  RE: vSphere replication appliance no networking detected

    Posted Jan 23, 2019 04:24 PM

    had the same issue with one of the replication appliance deployments. turned out the IP address was already in use by one other VM.



  • 12.  RE: vSphere replication appliance no networking detected

    Posted Jan 23, 2019 04:43 PM

    will check it thank you, any other advise to check.@



  • 13.  RE: vSphere replication appliance no networking detected
    Best Answer

    Posted Mar 16, 2021 01:30 PM
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    Console to VRMS and login.

    Get the interface names with:

    /opt/vmware/share/vami/vami_interfaces

    Set the IP for the desired interface with: 

    /opt/vmware/share/vami/vami_set_network <interface name> STATICV4 <IP Address> <NETMASK> <GATEWAY>

    Set DNS with:

    /opt/vmware/share/vami/vami_set_dns -d <domain suffix> <DNS IP1> <DNS IP2>

    REBOOT

    Resolved the issue for me on vSphere Replication 8.4. Hope this helps.



  • 14.  RE: vSphere replication appliance no networking detected

    Posted Jun 03, 2021 03:17 AM

    thank you for the manual IP settings.  I have deployed two replication appliances and both needed this configuration change.



  • 15.  RE: vSphere replication appliance no networking detected

    Posted Aug 19, 2022 06:53 AM

    Think I might have found the issue. After deploying the appliance, and before starting it, please have a look at configure --> "vApp options" on the VM. If you press EDIT and check the options, the IP allocation scheme should be OVF environment. So none of the options in the template regarding to IP setting will be applied if left unchecked.

    And its nice to know the commands for manually adjusting them but it should not be necessary after changing this setting. Poorly tested OVA template... shame on you VMware.



  • 16.  RE: vSphere replication appliance no networking detected

    Posted Feb 21, 2024 06:51 PM

     wrote:

    Think I might have found the issue. After deploying the appliance, and before starting it, please have a look at configure --> "vApp options" on the VM. If you press EDIT and check the options, the IP allocation scheme should be OVF environment. So none of the options in the template regarding to IP setting will be applied if left unchecked.

    And its nice to know the commands for manually adjusting them but it should not be necessary after changing this setting. Poorly tested OVA template... shame on you VMware.


    I was wondering why after setting static IPs on these appliances, the IPs never "stick" and I still have to set up networking... Thank you! So you're saying that if I check "OVF Environment" checkbox before powering the thing up for the first time, it'll use the static IP (and other values) I gave it during initial configuration? That's be awesome!

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  • 17.  RE: vSphere replication appliance no networking detected

    Posted Feb 21, 2024 11:04 PM

    So you're saying that if I check "OVF Environment" checkbox before powering the thing up for the first time, it'll use the static IP (and other values) I gave it during initial configuration? That's be awesome!

    marauli_0-1708541237258.png


    Alas - no. Checking the box before powering it up didn't change anything - still DHCP with none of the networking configuration parameters (not even hostname) "sticking" one it's powered up.



  • 18.  RE: vSphere replication appliance no networking detected

    Posted Jun 18, 2021 04:02 PM

    Thanks a lot, The Manual IP settings Works Perfect.



  • 19.  RE: vSphere replication appliance no networking detected

    Posted Apr 07, 2022 07:17 PM

    I had to do this same thing again after upgrading two 8.4 appliances to the 8.5 release.  One appliance worked and one failed with network config issue.



  • 20.  RE: vSphere replication appliance no networking detected

    Posted Feb 21, 2024 06:59 PM

    Get the interface names with:

    /opt/vmware/share/vami/vami_interfaces


    I am trying to deploy vrms add-on appliances into remote sites, and it looks those come w/o "vami" helper.

    There's next to nothing in /opt/vmware/share/:

     

     

     

    The only thing with "vami" on the appliance is /opt/vmware/etc/vami/ with just an XML file (ovfEnv.xml) and its backup.

    So how do I set an IP on this thing?