Verify virtual machine to virtual machine communication using the ping command.

About this task

Ensures that routing is configured correctly both in NSX and the physical network.

Expected Outcome

Virtual machines in VXLAN can communicate with virtual machines in VLAN and the reverse.

Procedure

  1. Log in to the Management vCenter Server by using the vSphere Web Client.
    1. Open a Web browser and go to https://sfo01m01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local/vsphere-client.
    2. Log in using the following credentials.

      Setting

      Value

      User name

      administrator@vsphere.local

      Password

      vsphere_admin_password

  2. On the vRealize Log Insight appliances, run the ping command to verify the communication to other VMs in the VLAN network.
    1. From the Home menu, select Hosts and Clusters.
    2. Expand the entire sfo01m01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local tree.
    3. Right-click the sfo01vrli01a virtual appliance and select Open Console.
    4. Press ALT+F1 to switch to the command prompt.
    5. Log in using the following credentials.

      Setting

      Value

      User name

      root

      Password

      vrli_root_password

    6. Run the following commands.

      Command

      Remarks

      ping rainpole.local

      ping from sfo01vrli01a to rainpole.local (Active Directory)

      ping sfo01m01psc01.sfo01.rainpole.local

      ping from sfo01vrli01a to sfo01m01psc01

      ping sfo01m01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local

      ping from sfo01vrli01a to sfo01m01vc01

  3. On the platform controller appliances, run the ping command to verify the communication to other VMs in the VXLAN network.
    1. From the Home menu, select Hosts and Clusters.
    2. Expand the entire sfo01m01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local tree.
    3. Right-click the sfo01m01psc01 virtual appliance and select Open Console.
    4. Log in using the following credentials.

      Setting

      Value

      User name

      root

      Password

      psc_root_password

    5. Run the following commands.

      Command

      Remarks

      ping sfo01vrli01a.sfo01.rainpole.local

      ping from sfo01m01psc01 to sfo01vrli01a

      ping vrops01svr01a.rainpole.local

      ping from sfo01m01psc01 to vrops01svr01a

      ping vra01svr01a.rainpole.local

      ping from sfo01m01psc01 to vra01svr01a

What to do next

If you encounter issues while performing this procedure, use the following troubleshooting tips:

Troubleshooting Tips

  • Open an SSH connection to the Distributed Logical Router, run the show ip route command, and verify that routes are being exchanged.

  • Open an SSH connection to the ECMP edges, run the show ip bgp neighbors and show ip route commands, and verify that BGP is Established between UDLR and ToRs, and that routes are being exchanged.

  • Open an SSH connection to the ToR, verify that BGP is Established to ECMP edges, and that routes are being exchanged.