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Comment thread started by Robert Boyd on HCIBench

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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
% 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 ...
PING ( 56(84) bytes of data.
From icmp_seq=1 Destination Host Unreachable
From 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
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 and on on another host. Configure the IP on those VM (e.g. and If the VM cannot ping each other but if you vMotion the VM from host 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:

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