ESXi configuration question
Posted on 2010-01-12
I'm new to the whole VM movement and have been doing some testing and wanted to know on a configuration issue. I have ESXi 4.0 installed on a host machine. The host machine has four built-in nics. When connecting nic1 in the switch, the host machine gets a ip address from the dhcp server. I'm all good up until here. On the host I can set an static ip address. If the host gets an ip of 192.168.1.10 from dhcp, should I set the host static ip to what? Something like 192.168.2.10? I've read something about have the "management console" on a different subnet. What nic is assigned to the management console and do I need a management console nic if I do not intend to use vSphere?
Assuming I do set the host ip to 192.168.2.10, and I create a VM of W3K to test, do I connect nic2 and give the VM-W3K an ip address of 192.168.1.x on nic1 or nic2? How do I assign a VM to a physical nic?
Am I making any sense?
Thanks for your patience.