Nortel BNT L2/3 Switch and ESX4.1
Posted on 2011-09-29
I hope someone can advice on this as I am at a loss with this.
I have installed ESX4.1 onto 3 blades (IBM HS21) and Windows onto another 2 Blade (also HS21) inside an IBM E Class Chassis.
The are all part of a flat network, and no VLan was configured (yet).
I can ping the Windows blades from another PC and also ping the blades internally between each other.
I cannot ping the ESX blades, they can also not ping anything else or each other.
I read various articles about setting up untagged ports and also trying a vlan that not used as a PVID and tagging the vswitch. I tried this but still cannot get any access to the ESX blades from anywhere.
Config is basically:
Switch: BNT Layer 2/3 Gbe Switch Module (GbESM) for IBM BladeCenter
INT Port 1-14 VLan 1 (default) - Tagging Enabled - PVID Tagging Disabled
ESX 4.1 on HS21 Blades
The port config are all default as above.
Can someone please help with this, even if I could get the Windows blades to connect to the ESX blades that would be a great help.