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Apr 24, 2020

I'm trying to use HCIBench on a V6.7 environment with VSAN and every time I run prevalidation I get failed IP tests of one kind or another. It looks like there's always one of the test VMs that fails it's ping tests.

2020-04-24 14:43:28 -0700: IP Assignment failed or IP not reachable

From one of the tvm logs:
networks: Pub-Net-1284 = Bench-VLAN
Deploying VM on 10.252.3.64...
% Total % Received % Xferd Average Speed Time Time Time Current
Dload Upload Total Spent Left Speed
100 14.4M 100 14.4M 0 0 36.8M 0 --:--:-- --:--:-- --:--:-- 36.8M
Powering on VMs ...
PowerOnVM hci-tvm-vsanDatastore-6-1: success
Waiting for VMs to boot ...
green
hci-tvm-vsanDatastore-6-1: 192.168.3.6
PING 192.168.3.6 (192.168.3.6) 56(84) bytes of data.
From 192.168.2.1 icmp_seq=1 Destination Host Unreachable
From 192.168.2.1 icmp_seq=2 Destination Host Unreachable
... several failed ping attempts...
PowerOffVM hci-tvm-vsanDatastore-6-1: success
Destroy hci-tvm-vsanDatastore-6-1: success
Can't Ping VM VirtualMachine("vm-858") by IP 192.168.3.6
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2020-04-24 14:43:28 -0700: IP Assignment failed or IP not reachable

Apr 27, 2020

Usually this type of problem is a configuration difference if using standard virtual switches and/or a misconfigured trunk port on the physical switch (e.g. VLAN not allowed).

Create 2 VM: one on host 10.252.3.64 and on on another host. Configure the IP on those VM (e.g. 192.168.3.1/24 and 192.168.3.2/24). If the VM cannot ping each other but if you vMotion the VM from host 10.252.3.64 to other hosts and the pings succeeds, this is a strong confirmation of a network configuration problem.

Apr 24, 2020

The other test hosts have ping results like this:

hci-tvm-vsanDatastore-7-1: 192.168.3.7
deploy-hcitvm-7.log-PING 192.168.3.7 (192.168.3.7) 56(84) bytes of data.
deploy-hcitvm-7.log-64 bytes from 192.168.3.7: icmp_seq=1 ttl=64 time=0.291 ms
deploy-hcitvm-7.log-64 bytes from 192.168.3.7: icmp_seq=2 ttl=64 time=0.161 ms
deploy-hcitvm-7.log-64 bytes from 192.168.3.7: icmp_seq=3 ttl=64 time=0.161 ms
deploy-hcitvm-7.log-64 bytes from 192.168.3.7: icmp_seq=4 ttl=64 time=0.196 ms
deploy-hcitvm-7.log-64 bytes from 192.168.3.7: icmp_seq=5 ttl=64 time=0.163 ms
deploy-hcitvm-7.log-
deploy-hcitvm-7.log:--- 192.168.3.7 ping statistics ---
deploy-hcitvm-7.log-5 packets transmitted, 5 received, 0% packet loss, time 22ms