I am new to setting up ESXi and I have combed over lots of info on VMware's site and the internet.
I have a 5424 powerconnect setup with VLAN 5 for management and VLAN 15 for Vmotion.
I have 2 NIC's connected for each of the 3 R620's to this switch ( for now).
I dont have any other servers such as a DNS or DHCP connected to the switch. also I have set the ports in the VLANS to "U" untagged.
When I start the DCUI I add in an IP address 172.16.30.X , 255.255.255.0 for the subnet and nothing for the gateway or DNS.
when I run a Management Test it come back as failing.
please help with some guidance on what I need to do for the management network setup that I cannot find anywhere on the web.
I am under the impression that I would not use the network segment that our VM's would reside on for this setup which is of course where I have DHCP and DNS.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert PRO / EE Fellow/British Beekeeper)
I have all the info resolving except the "Hostname". since I don't have a a computer account in AD for this ESXi host, should I leave the hostname blank for now?
will I have an opportunity to enter it somewhere else?