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Comment thread started by Tom Twyman on HCIBench

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Apr 29, 2020

I am having the same issue as Robert below - HCIBench on segment 1, test vm on segment 2. DHCP enabled on both segments, and HCIBench appliance is receiving a DHCP address on both. Test vm deployed on either aren't receiving any ip addresses, regardless of whether using the segment DHCP or the HCIBench appliance as the DHCP server.

Apr 29, 2020

Furthermore, if both the NICs on the HCIBench appliance are connected - I can't browse to the configuration page. Once I disconnect vmnic2 (the VM network nic), I can browse to it just fine.

If both vmnic are connected, I can't reliably ping either, but if either is disconnected, PING requests are returned reliably... I think there is a problem with the internal gateway settings...

Apr 29, 2020

Hi Tom, this is definitely a configuration that we use in our lab so this behavior is unexpected. Can you reach out to me by email at vsanperformance@vmware.com?

Apr 29, 2020

The issue was a blocked port between HCIBench and the ESXi hosts preventing the deployment of the worker VMDK.

Added a firewall rule to permit ICMP and HTTPS(443) from HCIBench to the ESXi hosts solved the issue.