VMware ESXi/ESX Promiscuous mode setup for PCT

VMware ESXi/ESX Promiscuous mode setup for PCT


Receive “Timeout while waiting for server to get ready” error when starting PCT


Project Configuration Tool, PCT


PCT can't reach DHCP-server from the virtual machine.


To configure a portgroup or virtual switch to allow promiscuous mode:

1.Log into the ESXi/ESX host or vCenter Server using the vSphere Client.

2.Select the ESXi/ESX host in the inventory.

3.Click the Configuration tab.

4.In the Hardware section, click Networking.

5.Click Properties of the virtual switch for which you want to enable promiscuous mode.

6.Select the virtual switch or portgroup you wish to modify and click Edit.

7.Click the Security tab.

8.From the Promiscuous Mode dropdown menu, click Accept.

Note: The setting on the portgroup overrides the virtual switch setting. For more information, see How promiscuous mode works at the virtual switch and portgroup levels (1002934).


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