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vNIC disconnected after vSphere HA failover or vMotion and reconnecting vNIC fails

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Applies to

  • NetApp HCI
  • VMware ESXi 6.5
  • VMware distributed switch (vDS)
  • HA failover / Vmotion

Issue

  • After initiating vSphere HA failover, some of the virtual machines are powered on with virtual network interface card (vNIC) disconnected to vDS
  • Reconnecting vNIC fails with error:  Failed to connect virtual device ethernetX

 

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