VMWare ESXi 4.1 routing question to Datastore
Posted on 2011-05-11
I am trying to configure up a high speed link between my Datastores and my ESXi 4.1 machine
Basically the configuration is this
HP DL380 G4 server running Open-E with 10 Network ports (2 int, 2 x 4 ports intel cards). Internal is build into the MB, and ext is a PCIx 133 card. I have a combination of SCSI and SATA drives that in time will be configuring to better handle databases etc.
Lets call the first 4 port card A and the second one B.
I have bonded the ports together like this A1-B1, A2-B2, etc so to give me 2 GB links. I have used the 802.3ad protocol but there are others available
Bonded port 1 IP is 10.10.10.10, port 2 is 10.10.10.20 etc
On the ESXi 4.1 machine I have 2 internal and 1 x 2 port intel networking card. I have set up a virtual switch and added a VMKernel, the 2 ports from the ext card. I have teamed the two cards together and given the kernal an IP of 10.10.10.50
I will be connecting the two together using crossover cables to save on a managed switch.
Now - as the 10.10.10.10 is isolated from the main network I cannot ping it or find it. Due to bridging I can ping the 10.10.10.50 IP.
What I need to do is to somehow tell the Esxi system to connect to the 10.10.10.10 NFS datastores through the 10.10.10.50 connection. I am using NFS as it is easier to maintain at the present.
I have tried to use Routing however when I log into the ESXi console I cannot find the ROUTE command.
Please help, this ESXi machine will be the first of 4 that will all use their own dedicated network connection to the repective bonded ports 1,2,3,and 4 on the Open-E DSS.