Configure 2 networks on VMWare 4.1 ESXi
Posted on 2013-05-21
I have built a VMWare server using ESXi 4.1 and installed 4 hosts on it. One of the hosts is a web server that gets traffic from internal users as well as external users. (At one time I had this host configured on an infrastructure 3.5 server, but it had hardware problems so I had to get a replacement server)
The 4 hosts that are accessed by internal users are connected to the same Nic (vswitch0). The web server is connected to a 2nd nic (vswitch1). The internal connections work fine, but I can't get access to the web server thru the 2nd nic.
My mgmt network is connected to vswitch0 and is a 10.0.0.x address. I can access it with vspere client from the 10.0.0.x subnet.
The 2nd nic (vswitch1) is connected directly to a DMZ in one of my firewalls. This firewall has port 80 traffic directed to the IP address of the 2nd nic in the webserver (this used to work in the 3.5 setup). However, when I look at the settings of the 2nd nic from VMWare, the observed Ip range it shows is the single public ip address of my firewall.
I am using an IP range of 10.10.10.x on the DMZ and 10.10.10.50 as the hard coded IP on the 2nd nic of the web server (no dhcp on this subnet).
But since the observed range is the external IP of the firewall, then it doesn't work, so I am really confused as to what to do to fix it.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.