troubleshooting Question

IBM Bladecenter H Nic on Vmware

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Hi. Fairly new to the IBM bladecenter, being a HP guy originally but have taken over a bladecenter H with 2 blades installed and 2 BNT gigabit Ethernet layer 2/3 copper switch modules installed. Vmware is installed on both blades, but no cluster license so the baldes are acting as 2 different machines sharing the same storage.  

At then moment, the switch on the blade i question is connected as follows:
Port 1 and 2 are connected to the Storage controller
port 3 is connected to the management module
port 4 is connected to the LAN switch in the Company.

This setup is working, but i am in need of setting up port 5 directly to a port in our router and putting some virtual machines into this closed network.
On the Vmware i see 4 NIC´s: Vmnic0, 1 2 and 3.

First question: Why is there only 4 Nics, when there are 6 ports in the switch?
Second question: How do i map port 5 on the switch to a Vmnic so i can make a closed Network between 1 port on my IBM and 1 port on my router?

Vmware is 5.1


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