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Receive Errors when Opening VirtualCenter Server Remote Console Connections to ESX Server VMs using Oracle Fabric Interconnects (Formerly Xsigo) (Doc ID 1522822.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 24, 2019

Applies to:

Oracle Fabric Interconnect F1-15 - Version All Versions and later
Oracle Fabric Interconnect F1-4 - Version All Versions and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


Receive two different errors when opening VirtualCenter Server remote console connections to ESX VMs. One error states, "Connection could not be made because the target machine actively refused it." The other error states, "Cannot connect to host A connection attempt failed because the connected party did not properly respond after a period of time, or established connection failed because connected host failed to respond." 

Note : This KB is for ESX 4.1 Classic systems since ESXi systems do not have a vswif0 interface, instead ESXi systems have a 'vmkernel' interface for the Mgmt Console/Service Console.



This problem is seen when changing ESX Server Service Console ethernet devices from pNICs (physical NICs) to vNICs (virtual NICs) or vNICs to pNICS using esxcfg-vswif commands from ESX Server Service Console CLI interface.


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