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Need help with additional IP

2016-03-04, 02:00 PM

I just got my 2nd dedicated server this morning and I am trying VMware ESXi 5.5 for the 1st time.

I have managed to get it installed and I have created my 1st VM (Windows 2012 Server).
After creating the VM I decided to add a 2nd IP to my dedicated server. My goal is to use that 2nd IP for this VM.
I see the IP in my manager and I have created a virtual mac of type VMWare.

Now this is where I'm stuck. I have followed this guide: http://docs.ovh.ca/en/guides-network-bridging.html
but it does work.

Can someone explain what I need to do in order to get it working?

here is what I have tried so far:
In ESxi I went to Configuration tab > Networking > Add Networking and added the new physical adapter (but there is a red X next to it and it says "down")
I have edited the VM to point to the new VM Network 2
I have specified the new IP in windows 2012 server (like mentioned in the guide linked above).

The IP still isn't pingable

I'm pretty sure I'm missing a configuration somewhere to get it working, but I can't find the answer anywhere.

Can someone point me in the right direction to get it working?

I will eventually add more ips to the server, but I want to get this 1st additional IP working before I move forward.