VMware server and multiple NICs in VLANs
Posted on 2008-02-04
This question is about VMware server, but also configuration of the physical network adapters of the Host.
What we have is a dedicated server hosting VMware server. The server has two NICs.
Recently we put each NIC in a sepperated VLAN: NIC1 in 192.168.171.x and NIC2 in 192.168.172.x
Both NICs get a static IP since it's a server.
Now, if i want to configure a gateway on both interfaces, windows (2003) complains:
"Warning - Multiple default gateways are intended to provide redudancy to a single network (such as intranet or inet). They will not function properly when the gateways are on two separate, disjoint networks."
Question is, can i do this or not? All VMs should be mapped to NIC2 and the host machine should be on NIC1 for easy internal management. If i configure two gateways (one on each NIC) will the VMs and host do the correct routing?
Border Router -> VLAN1 -> 192.168.171.x -> NIC1 (host machine)
-> VLAN2 -> 192.168.172.x -> NIC2 (VMs)