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Windows Server Containers on VMware VM - Transparent Network issues


(Tomas Molnar) #1

Hi there,

I am trying to run Windows Server Containers on Windows 2016 container host that is running as a guest OS on VMware VM. Everything works well, except the transparent network.
Problem is that I am not able to reach (ping) container assigned to the transparent network from other VMs sitting on the same network and vice versa. I am able to reach (ping) the container from container host only.
VM with container host Windows 2016 is running on ESXi 6.0 Update 3 (build 5050593), and VM is connected to the distributed switches with promiscuous mode enabled (set to Accept) on the distributed port group. I wonder if I am missing something.

Is there someone that has experience with similar setup please?


(Tomas Molnar) #2

In this case not only Promiscuous mode needs to be enabled (set to Accept) on distributed port group but also Forged transmits (set to Accept).

Here is why: