Hello all -
Another question for you experts. Anyway I had a spare server that we bought for testing and I figured what better way to use this server then load up ESX Server. So its a Dell Poweredge 2650 with dual network cards. Both are plugged into a switch, which is plugged into our firewall unit.
What I would like to do is keep the ESX server out of the current network. Our network is 192.168.1.x, the client network is 192.168.2.x (running off the DMZ port on firewall).
My goal is to have the IP of hte ESX Server as 192.168.1.50, and then have all the machines I load into the ESX be on a 192.168.3.x network so I can test without affecting other things.
I think one problem I am having is that only one network card is being detected. If i log into the ESX and go to Networking under Physical Adapters only one is listed as Outbound Adapter 0. I created a virtual switch(network1) and bound it to the OUtbound Adapter 0.
The guest OS (SBS2003) grabs an ip (192.168.1.114) which I dont want.
So how do I go about creating a Virtual Switch and VLAN so that all the guest operating systems get a 192.168.3.x ip and are not on the 192.168.1.x network?
Is it a problem that in the ESX Configuration that only one Physical Adapter is listed? Shouldn't there be 2 adapters? I would have figured 1 would have been for managing or the console of ESX which would be the 192.168.1.15. And then the 2nd network would be for the virtual OS and I would be able to configure that to be on a VLAN of 192.168.3.x but still send traffic and internet through the other one.
Any help would be appreciated.