Installation of VMWARE ESXi proper way to set up network

Hi all,

I'm brand new to VMWare ESXi and trying to learn so please forgive me.

I have a new ESXi install on a dedicated server. My ISP has assigned the box a single static IP (xxx.xxx.238.26 ) and I have purchased a block of portable IP's (not tied to hardware) from them (xxx.xxx.224.16/28). I'm note sure if it makes a difference but they are each on a different VLAN.

I want to create a virtual server with an IP of: xxx.xxx.224.19

So I use the following settings in the guest OS:
IP:xxx.xxx.224.19
Subnet: 255.255.255.240
Gateway: xxx.xxx.224.17

What changes do I need to make to VMWare to make this scenario work?

My IP block is as follows:

ESXI Management Console (Hard Static IP)        yyy.yyy.238.26         

Available Portable Subnet              Total IP Addresses
xxx.xxx.224.16/28                      16
       
IP addresses in subnet xxx.xxx.224.16/28
xxx.xxx.224.16        reserved        Network address                 Note
xxx.xxx.224.17        reserved        Gateway address                 Note
xxx.xxx.224.18                              Note
xxx.xxx.224.19                              XXX WANT A SERVER HERE XXX
xxx.xxx.224.20                               Note
xxx.xxx.224.21                               Note
xxx.xxx.224.22                               Note
xxx.xxx.224.23                               Note
xxx.xxx.224.24                               Note
xxx.xxx.224.25                               Note
xxx.xxx.224.26                              Note
xxx.xxx.224.27                               Note
xxx.xxx.224.28                               Note
xxx.xxx.224.29                               Note
xxx.xxx.224.30                               Note
xxx.xxx.224.31        reserved        Broadcast address                 Note

Thanks!

Michael
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JohnLoCommented:
ESX has a mangement IP address and other than that it is a virtual switch. so whatever switch you plug it into its like connecting that virtual maching to that switch.
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