Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Local Area Connection #2

During my time working with VMware vSphere and virtualising Datacenters. I have come across some weird events and one of them is this Local Area Connection # 2 after cloning VM's. This was highlighted again to me when I was "preping" for VCP5 in my LAB.

 The clone powers on and you login and start to customize.Then try to add IP to this Interface and you get a warning Networking Error: IP address already assigned to anther adapter.

To fix this I used to go into Device Manager and after enabling Show Hidden Devices ( KB here http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315539) and see and old Ethernet Network Interface and delete it..You may also need to go into registry and delete the corresponding key for Local Area Connection.Then add the IP address without error.

Below are links that help in resolving this behavior.




BTW , same was commented here at Scott Lowe Blog.


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