VMware ESXi 5.0 Static route to Windows machine
Posted on 2013-11-26
I have temporarily moved a Windows server with Veeam from one location to another. The two locations have different subnets. In Windows I am able to add a static route using the Windows host IP as the gateway.
i.e. route add 10.1.20.0 mask 255.255.255.0 10.2.20.15
Then on the other Veeam transport Windows server and the DC I add a static route to the temporarily moved server.
i.e. route add 10.2.20.15 mask 255.255.255.255 10.1.20.101
This works great, but Veeam needs to communicate with our VMware host. I have tried adding a similar routing statement in ESXi, but it will not work.
Tried: esxcfg-route -a 10.2.20.15 255.255.255.255 10.1.20.108
Is VMware able to route through its own adapter like Windows can? How would I setup routing so that I do not have to change the IP of the Windows server that is temporarily moved here?