Networking doesn't work for CentOS 5 within VMware ESXi
hey ... i still don't know what happened on my end ... as I can not get CentOS 5 to find the outside world when it is inside VMware - esxi.
IP addy of the VMware Box = 192.168.1.4 (dual NIC - only really lets me configure one of the NICs - possible issue?)
CentOS IP = 192.168.1.40
I can of course reach the VMware box from the outside world as I am working from within the console ... pinging it and it sees the outside world - so it's setup is fine.
I can ping 127.0.0.1 and 192.168.1.40 as well. Firewall is turned off as well as SELinux. I turned off iptables as well (just in case firewall was running - it made no difference of course).
ifconfig gives me for eth0:
Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:0C:29:8A:5A:5C
inet addr:192.168.1.40 Bcast:188.8.131.52 Mask:255.255.255.0
inet6 addr: fe80::20c:29ff:fe8a:5a5a/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:777 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:251 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
RX bytes:88194 (86.1 KiB) TX bytes:17126 (16.7 KiB)
all of this is on a Dell PowerEdge SC 1425 ... it has two nics, but the VMware gui really only allows me to configure one of them ...
ANy thoughts out there? I posted this at the end of another thread, but then thought better of it and decided it needed its own thread.