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VI Client Loses Connectivity to the ESX Server Host After You Add a New Network Adapter (2243)

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I added a new network adapter to the ESX Server host. I'm not able to manage the ESX Server host using the VI Client. I'm also not able to log in to the service console remotely. What is wrong?

Solution

Adding a new network adapter can rename the existing adapters. This may result in loss of network connectivity. To address this issue, you need to reconfigure networking through the service console.

To reconfigure networking through the service console:

  1. Log in directly to your ESX Server console.
  2. Use the command esxcfg-nics -l to see what names have been assigned to your network adapters.
  3. Use the command esxcfg-vswitch -l to see which virtual switches, if any, are now associated with device names no longer shown by esxcfg-nics.
  4. Use the command esxcfg-vswitch -U to remove any network adapters that have been renamed.
  5. Use the command esxcfg-vswitch -L to re-add the network adapters, giving them the correct names.

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