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ESX Server 3i DHCP Configuration Might Fail at Startup (1003007)


With some network configurations, an ESX Server 3i host might take longer than expected to acquire a DHCP lease. If this occurs, the local user interface displays the message:
Warning: DHCP lookup failed. You may be unable to access this system until you customize its network configuration.


To configure networking, you must access the system console, either physically or through a remote console utility, such as DRAC or iLO:

  1. Press F2.
  2. Choose Restart Management Network to force the DHCP client to reload.

    Alternatively, configure the host to use a static IP address rather than DHCP.

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