I had the below question and have made the configs but the server attached to that NIC is not comunicating to the network. attached is what my config looks like, im sure Im missing something
Network adapter configuration in ESXi 4.1
Asked by: atorex
I have an ESX server with 4 NICs I would like to use one of the NICs on a virtual machine on that ESX.
I have 2 ISP connections one is for hosting and other is for local network, I want 1 of the servers to have access to the Hosting ISP link, this is my reason for this configuration.
So my question is how do I add a physical NIC to a VM?
:2012-12-19 at 08:25:32ID: 27972871Topic:
by: busbarPosted on 2012-12-19 at 08:28:51ID: 38705523
create a vswitch that is conected to that NIC as upling, connect that VM to that vswitch via a port group, easy.!
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by: gcoltharpPosted on 2012-12-19 at 08:42:03ID: 38705565
I don't have ESX 4 servers left but if I recall correctly, the procedure has not changed.
In vSphere, go to configuration, networking. You should get a visual display of how your networking is configured.
Click add networking, select virtual machine. On the next page, use Create a vSphere standard switch and check the network interface that you want to use. Give it a name and a VLAN if you need one. Click through to finish.
Click on your virtual machine and Edit Settings. Click on the network adapter. On the lower right, there will be a network connection setting with a drop down. Pull it down and select the vSwitch you created above. This can be done while the vm is booted. The effect is immediate.