RHEL4 on VM cannot get status network link down

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Old 08-08-2013
RHEL4 on VM cannot get status network link down

Hi All,

RHEL4 on VM cannot get status network link down.

when I unplug network cable.
- ESX found interface down
- but VM RHEL4 not detect that !, It show still up (mii-tool)

Please help share you idea for my case.

ESXi 5.1.0, RHEL4

Thank you,
# 2  
Old 08-08-2013
What happens when you bring the network interface down and then try to bring it back up again?
# 3  
Old 08-08-2013
I am not sure it's suppose to detect if the network is down if this is ESX VMware. I could see this happening on vmware player or vmware if the VM is set to bridge mode (and not NAT).
# 4  
Old 08-12-2013
I think it is normal that when you unplug the cable physically, the guest's NIC interface does not appear to be down even though the host's NIC interface appears to be disconnected. If you edit the virtual machine and disconnect its NIC, then it'll be shown as down.
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