Assigning a static ip address to Red Hat Enterprise Linux guest on VMware does not work

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Issue

  • Assigned Static IP address to a Red Hat Enterprise Linux guest - for accessing WAN.
  • When 'route' command is executed, it takes almost 1 minute for the command to return a result showing the default route.
  • Able to ping the default route, however, not able to get out to another system on the same subnets or into the system, using the SSH protocol.
  • The system is currently not accessible from the outside networks.

Environment

  • VMware ESX / ESXi

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Guest

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