Trouble Setting Up VMWare HA
Posted on 2008-06-22
So, my goal with this project is to set up a simple VMWare HA Cluster. I am currently getting an error in Virtual Center on one of the hosts I have placed in my cluster (it has a small red triangle and exclamation mark) and in the event log says "Failed to Resolve Short Name [Name] to IP Address on Host [Public IP]" I did make an attempt to set up a Virtual Machine, but, when I did that it seems as though the Virtual Machine is not able to establish an Internet connection. I think something is wrong with my Networking setup.
Here is the description of my setup:
1. For my shared array, I am using an EMC Clariion AX150i (iSCSI)
2. The storage array is connected to two separate switches, one for network 10.100.0.x and one for network 10.101.0.x
3. Each host in my cluster is able to connect to the virtual drive on the disk array, and is already formatted with VMFS
4. I have the following network setup for each host in VMWare:
a(i): VM Network
a(ii) Service Console ([Public IP])
b:vswitch1 (Note, this adapter is connected to a crossover cable, which is connected to by other ESX Host)
b(i): VMKernel: 10.102.0.2 *Also configured as my VMotion adaptor/virtual switch
c(i) Vkernel2 (10.101.0.12)
c(ii) Service Console 2 (10.101.0.14)
d(i) Vkernel3 (10.100.0.12)
d(ii) Service Console 3 (10.100.0.14)
Please, please help me try to understand what I did wrong here and how to fix it. I have been looking at this for a long time and am a bit frustrated, and really need some help. I do not have a lot of experience with VMWare, and really want to get this working. Please, Please!
Thanks in advance!