Tag Archives: vmnic

Prevent the incrementing of eth devices on Linux systems after guest customization of a cloned VM

sam.aaron/ December 3, 2015/ HowTo, Linux/ 0 comments

I’ve ran into this issue before and found the following article written by Chris Greene from Orchestration.io. After the guest customization process runs on cloned VMs in some VMware products, you may notice that on your Linux systems the eth device number gets incremented. For example, when the system is first built, the first eth device will be eth0. If

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vusb seen as an available network adapter?

sam.aaron/ July 23, 2013/ Daily, ESXi, HowTo, VMware/ 0 comments

Recently, I had to install ESXi 4.1 on an IBM x3850 X5. Once the install was completed and I started configuring the host, I noticed something odd. I had a new vswitch and a network adapter that was defined as vusb0. WTF? At first, I thought I was imagining things. I opened the network adapters view, and sure enough there

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Missing NIC

sam.aaron/ August 27, 2011/ Daily, ESX, VMware/ 0 comments

Had an interesting event yesterday. A new application build was underway that wasn’t going very smoothly. Snapshots were being made and reverted rather frequently. After one one snapshot reversion, progress on the install was being made. Approximately three hours went by and a high priority ticket was raised. Something had gone wrong, and no one could access the VM. It

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Script: Detailed NIC Information Report

sam.aaron/ August 22, 2011/ Daily, ESX, VMware/ 0 comments

Over the last few days, my coworker and I have been working on a script that will go out and collect detailed network information for each NIC on our ESX hosts. Not wanting to reinvent the wheel, I strolled over to Alan Reneuf’s website (www.virtu-al.net). I had remembered seeing a script (“More Network Info”) he created that I knew could

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Fixing Renumbered vmnics

sam.aaron/ May 20, 2010/ Daily, ESX, VMware/ 0 comments

I’ve been in a situation where I’ve installed a new NIC and it renumbered the vmnics within an ESX host. The reason this became an issue was that the Service Console vmnic was one of the vmnics that was affected. Thus I lost my access to the ESX host. Thankfully, I could just drive over to the Datacenter and fix

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