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x360Recover does not support virtual installations of appliances and vaults in production.
Appliance or vault is running as a virtual machine on VMware.
When performing a live virtualization of a protected system recovery point, the running machine can get a DHCP address but has no network connectivity
Modify the properties of the virtualized appliance/vault .
Change the network adapter from “E1000” to VMXNET3”
IMPORTANT - Do not use the VMware GUI tools to remove and re-add the network card, as this will change the adapter MAC address. Changing the network card can break the back-end engine and require a reset to factory defaults to recover.
Instead, perform the following:
1. Shut down the affected virtual appliance or vault.
2. From the ESX console or VMware client, enable the ESX shell and SSH
3. Connect to the ESX host via SSH
4. Change directory to /vmfs/volumes/<data store name>/<guest server name>
5. Use ‘vi’ to edit the virtual machine definition file <server name>.vmx
6. Power on the appliance/vault and wait for it to completely boot and mount the storage pool.
7. Proceed with live virtualization. Running machines will now have network access.
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