Configuring a Default Gateway
Posted on 2011-10-17
This is probably a very simple question, but for some reason I'm having trouble either understanding or implementing this.
1 VMWare ESXi host, 4 x Trunk to a HP Procurve 2510 Switch. In addition, 1 Server Running 2008 Active Directory is plugged in to the same switch.
Switch is configured to have a management IP and I configured its Default Gateway to point to the 2008 DC, since DNS and routing appear to logically go through this point.
From a Networking and VLAN configuration, things are working fine. I understand that part.
My problem is, where do I get the IP that is to be the "Default Gateway"? I have read that in a situation like this, the Switch IP that you define as the IP for that VLAN becomes the Default Gateway for all servers connecting to it. Is that correct? Or do I point it to the DC, since in this case it handle the DNS resolve for the domain?
It's a small setup, so i'm trying to learn from my apparent misunderstandings... Default gateways are usually setup for me by the time I get there, so that is why I am having the confusion.
If I'm correct, the Procurve 2510 is a Layer 2 switch, meaning it cannot perform IP Routing...? Or is that not the case?
Any tutoring or help is much appreciated. Thanks in advance!