Your desktop PC, like all desktop PCs at your office, has the Virtual Infrastructure Client application installed. Your PC cannot connect to a certain virtual machine (VM) on your ESX Server. Which troubleshooting test would be LEAST helpful in determining the cause of this problem?
try to connect to a different VM
try to ping the IP address of a VM that is known to be up and working
try to ping the IP address of your service console
try to ping the DNS hostname of your service console
Ping is used to test connectivity. If you know you are trying to troubleshoot connectivity, pinging a VM that is already up and working would be unlikely to indicate why your PC cannot connect to another virtual machine.