Virtual Machine migration

By ozric_vita ·
I took two virtual machines from one serverA and copied them to another serverB.

I have internet connection/access to both serverA/B but not for the virtual machines in ServerB.

Specs: The two servers are running ubuntu 9.04 32-bit, Vmware server 2.01, the virtual machines are running WinXP and Ubuntu9.04. Both have a static IP /DNS.

What I have tried:
arp -a
dynamic IP
removed the network configuration from vmware and added it back in.
I played with the settings.

One more thing I haven't done but will do in a few minutes:
Install the network drives for the ethernet card from serverB.

Conclusion: The virtual machines from serverB are not connecting to the DHCP server.

Has anyone migrated virtual machines?


Event viewer--
The system failed to register host(A) resource records for network adapter.

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by ---TK--- In reply to Virtual Machine migration

Can serverB access the network? When the VM's are running can serverB access the network? What are the VM's NIC settings NAT or Bridged? if they are NATed then they will not get their IP from the DHCP server the VM will give them a DHCP address. If they are Bridged, then they will get an address from the DHCP server... Just some things to think about... Your issue was not very clear in the post (not to be mean).

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by ozric_vita In reply to so....

Yes, serverB can access the network, even when the VM's are running. The VM's NIC settings are Bridged.

you know what, maybe I have to reinstall VMware server.

After reading this post

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With in the VM....

by ---TK--- In reply to si...

are the IP's set to static or Dynamic?

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by ozric_vita In reply to With in the VM....

They are set to static

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Do you have VLAN's set up?

by ---TK--- In reply to Static

is the primary question... If not...
Next I would set the XP box to dynamic, and see what happens. If it gets a self address, 169.x.x.x. Or I would also try uninstalling XP's nic then reinstalling.

With in the VMed Ubuntu, I would set it to dynamic, and then run sudo dhclient (same as ipconfig release renew), or set to dynamic then run ifconfig eth0 down, then ifconfig eth0 up. They are kind of the same thing, but sometimes you can get different results...

Basically I am trying to see if the issue is with the Host or the actual VM's... its sometimes a pain in the rear to find out who is causing the issue...

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by ---TK--- In reply to si...

is always an option, but I get the feeling that it will not fix your issue... Just a gut feeling... That would me my last resort...

Good link, but their Host OS is vista, and your Host is Ubuntu... Different ball game :)

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It works!

by ozric_vita In reply to reinstalling....

After reinstalling vmware server it started to work again. It might be that I did not installed it right the first time.

Thanks for the help! It does help to talk to other people about IT issues. I use to have a co-worker but he left and now I don't have no one to talk to. I am glad that TechRepublic is here. Thanks TK!

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by ---TK--- In reply to It works!

Wow, I think I'm going to ignore my gut instinct for a while lol... but glad I could help out a little... :)

Stick around! TR is a great place to bounce ideas around, there are alot of very knowledgeable people here! The crowd has helped me out with more than a couple things :)...

If you host a Ubuntu guest on a visa box, and have ssh running... and you can't ssh to the guest VM but the transparent squid proxy works, don't ask me lol... I'm still trying to figure that one out...

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