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I am trying to ping a virtual machine.The first packet always fails and rest all packets are recieved.The DNS of the virtual machine is configured manually.Can someone help on what can be the issue

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We'll need more information than this. What vm, what host, what OS, what networking method. –  Paul Mar 19 '12 at 9:20
    
The host OS is Windows server 2003,Vmware is used and the guest OS is Windows xp.The VM is stored on a server in a LAN.**The issue is resolved on adding static ARP**.But if possible i want to know why it was failing with dynamic arp.Adding to this,there are other similar VM's configured on the same server and they are working fine with the dynamic ARP –  newbie Mar 19 '12 at 10:58
    
So it is an arp timeout issue - the arp reply is coming later than the ping is willing to wait. I would use wireshark and see what is taking so long. –  Paul Mar 19 '12 at 13:08
    
Thanks Paul...i will try looking into it and will provide you with results.... –  newbie Mar 20 '12 at 4:27

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