Greetings and Saluations.
I was recently bequeathed a SunFire X2200 1U to learn on. And well I chose Ubuntu for the software. The server has 4 NICs on it (2xBroadcom: eth0 & 1 and 2xNvidia: eth2 & 3) which were all detected during the installation.
I chose eth0 during the installation but it is not getting an IP assigned to it from my router with DHCP. I edited the /etc/network/interfaces and changed the following:
auto lo iface lo inet loopback auto eth0 iface eth0 inet dhcp
auto eth0 iface eth0 inet static address 192.168.0.200 netmask 255.255.255.0 gateway 192.168.0.1 dns-nameservers 126.96.36.199 188.8.131.52
I saved and restarted the networking service (sudo /etc/init.d/networking restart) but it is still not working (a reboot had no effect either).
I have also tried setting it back to DHCP and trying it manually (sudo dhclient eth0) but it is still not being assigned an ip address, it also does not matter which nic I use, all have the same result.
Any thoughts would be appreciated.
p.s. I had ESXi 5.5.0 running before Ubuntu and it was working with all the nics with out issue.