vmkping -I vmk1 10.0.2.69 PING 10.0.2.69 (10.0.2.69): 56 data bytes sendto() failed (Host is down)

[root@localhost:~] vmkping -I vmk1 10.0.2.69
PING 10.0.2.69 (10.0.2.69): 56 data bytes
sendto() failed (Host is down)


vsphere distributed switch vmotion not working

[root@localhost:~]  esxcfg-route -l
VMkernel Routes:
Network          Netmask          Gateway          Interface     
10.0.2.0         255.255.255.0    Local Subnet     vmk1          
192.168.1.0      255.255.255.0    Local Subnet     vmk0          
default          0.0.0.0          192.168.1.1      vmk0 

 

Have you set internal IPs in VMWare and cannot ping between them on servers?  It is probably because you are using an older than 6.5 version of VMWare's switch without MAC learning.  To fix it you'll need to enable Promiscuous mode on the port group or change the software version ot 6.5 which has MAC learning and will make things work fine again.


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