Multiple VLANS and ESXi Managment Interface
Posted on 2009-12-22
I am configuring an ESXi 4 box to host two MS Small Business Servers that need to be isolated from each other. The two networks will share a physical infrastucture and will be segmented by means of VLANs. My question is whether I will then manage the two domains over the primary NIC interface using a vSphere client. It seems that I'll need to set the management address on the ESXi console directly and then setup and forever manage the secondary subnet using the IP address of the primary vSphere client. Right?
I have a 2nd NIC interface installed in the ESXi box and need instructions on how to configure it for use on the secondary IP subnet. Do I need to set VLAN settings on the ESXi server or can I just set the secondary NIC to a different subnet address and use a layer 3 switch to keep the traffic from the two networks separate?