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Networking Issue - So You Start ESXi Host.

05-05-2016, 08:40
I have a kind of workaround that works but you must change after install or OVH will be on your case for incorrect networking...

Get the normal Debian image:

Make sure you have your virtual mac address set up etc.

When it comes to the networking use:

Gateway: YourVMIP

This should get you through the install but do not leave it like this after install as OVH will block the IP.

Once installed, remove gateway from /etc/network/interfaces and replace with:

post-up route add HOSTGATEWAY dev eth0
post-up route add default gw HOSTGATEWAY dev eth0

HOSTGATEWAY should be an address ending .254

Hope this helps.

01-05-2016, 20:10
That's a common issue on many Linux distros. In brief, most network configuration scripts are not prepared to set a gateway outside of the subnet.

There's a workaround: install it without network, and then edit /etc/network/interfaces as explained on this post:

01-05-2016, 17:08
Hey guys, so I'm trying to setup a Debian virtual machine but I'm having some issues where I can't seem to get the network to configure using the configuration information given to be by So You Start Support. Which I was able to get working successfully in a Server 2003 VM that I am running on the same ESXi Host provided by So You Start. Here is an image of the error message I am getting. If anyone knows how to fix this let me know. Thanks