I have just installed ESXi 5.1 update 2 on my home server, but the host keeps disconnecting after a few seconds to a couple of minutes. I have gone through all the troubleshooting steps on the vmware website to no avail.
Right now I have disabled the firewall both on the client machine and on ESXi itself so there is nothing in between them. The cables are working, the router is working, the drivers are installed etc.
Has this happened to anybody else? I am hoping somebody can point me in the right direction here.
When I say that the host is disconnected, I mean that it is disconnected from the local network, so my vSphere client cannot connect to it anymore. The only way to "solve" this is to reboot the server on which ESXi is installed on. Only to see it disconnect after another minute, that is.