I'm trying to setup a home lab for VMware vSphere. My question is related to basic home lab networking or even plain networking. Again, this is not a VMware related question.
My ISP is Verizon, I have my desktop connected to the verizon router using an ethernet cable, which gave my desktop an ip address 192.168.1.x.
For my lab network I bought a HP V1910 Gigabit switch and plugged it into my verizon router. Sure enough, it received an ip address 192.168.1.y from the DHCP service on my verizon router and I made that static (see pic 1).
I then created four VLANs for traffic separation (see pic 2). I assigned each VLAN interface an IP addresses (see pic 3).
I installed VMware ESX on my HP server and gave that an IP address on VLAN 10 (see pic 4).
My question is, what exactly do I need to do in order to access my lab networks from my desktop ? Basically I want to be able to ping VLANs 172.21.10.x and 172.21.30.x from my desktop network 192.168.1.x so I can putty into ESX host, install vCenter, RDP into vcenter Windows Server and connect via VI client etc.
Pic 5 and 6 are the routing tables on my HP 1910 and Verizon Routers. I did not change anything here, except for trying to add a route on my Verizon router which shows "failed"
Can someone please help me understand how to make this happen ? If it's routes I need to add, then where and what exactly ?
Is there a best practice for Home Lab such as NAT or everything behind a firewall etc. I want to grow my lab environment, create a Windows Active directory domain, dhcp, dns service etc. I also want it to be secure.