VMWare ESX 4: Creating Port Groups

1) I have installed the The ESX 4.0 (Enterprise Edition) successfully
-The IP is ""
-The SM:
-The Default Gateway:
-The DNS:
2) I have only ONE physical NIC ("vmnic0")
3) I have created 2 VM machines: server1 and server2
4) Under the "Configuration", i can see that i have got "vswitch0" (by default or automatically)
5) My questions:
First: How to create port group "VMKernel for iSCSI Traffic"? Provide the steps please
Second: How to create port group "Virtual Machine for VM Traffic"? Provide the steps please
6) Thank you

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Paul SolovyovskySenior IT AdvisorCommented:
Go to configuration and create and on vswitch 0 create a vmkernel port group with an ip address.  You'll have to make sure that your SAN (iSCSI target is on the same subnet 192.168.61.x)

Go to storage adapters and vmhab33 properties.  Enable the iSCSI initiator.  

Configure your SAN/NAS with the iscsi initiator and this will zone the LUN to the ESX host.  On the ESXi host configure the ip address of your iSCSI target to discover the mapped LUNs and this will map the LUNs to the host.

Once this is done go to Storage and add a datastore.  This should pull up the LUN on the SAN/NAS.  Configure VMFS and you have yourself a datstore.

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tjieAuthor Commented:

1) Thank you very much
2) Because of your and other experts' help, i have got some ideas to proceed with VMwares ...
3) I possibly need other help on the fly

Paul SolovyovskySenior IT AdvisorCommented:
No problem, let me know if you run into any issues.  What type of SAN do you have?
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