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10 Gbps connection from my backup server to vcenter

Posted on 2014-11-14
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Hi Experts,

my backup server 2012R2 has 2 NIC interfaces, one 1Gbps and one 10Gbps.
My Vcenter has the same.

I want to make my vcenter backups over the 10Gbps interface but this is not working.
From my backup server I can ping the vcenter device.

What is still wrong ?
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Question by:Eprs_Admin
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by:SagiEDoc
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More than likely a routing issue with traffic going through the 1 Gbps card. The easiest way to solve this would be to give the 10 Gbps cards IP addresses in a differrent subnet to the 1 Gbps cards.
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Drop and disable the 1GB nic.
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by:Eprs_Admin
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The ip address of the 10G nic is absolutly different network.

1G = 10.2.1.90
10G = 192.168.40.11

This is really weird.
From backup server I can ping the vcenter over 192.168.40.11.
But I cannot connect to vcenter.
Do I have to enable the 10G interface on vcenter site ?

My NETAPP is on the same subnet 192.168.40.0
Here I can connect from backup server to NETAPP.
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ID: 40464071
if you can ping vCenter Server, you should be able to connect?

did you check, if the firewall was enabled?

did you check 902, 80 and 443 TCP ports ?
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by:Eprs_Admin
ID: 40464441
yes now I am connected.
So I can reach the vcenter through the new NIC.

But when I check the backup server, the data is not coming over the 10G NIC it is still over the 1G NIC.
On my backup server I have set to 10G NIC and IP4 and no other NIC is allowed.

How this can be ?
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ID: 40464448
disconnect the 1GB backup nic?
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by:Eprs_Admin
ID: 40466570
when I disconnect 1GB nic, then the whole vcenter goes down and all connections.
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by:Eprs_Admin
ID: 40466572
On my backup server I have set a host entry -> vcenter 192.168.40.11
This works and I can connect to my vcenter over the 10G nic.

But when backup starts I cannot see any traffic on the 10G nic inside the vcenter.

Why its so weird ?
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ID: 40466613
what is the backup server?

is it supposed to backup vCenter Server ?
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by:Eprs_Admin
ID: 40466889
I use Backup Exec with vmware agents.
The backup goes to deduplication storage array. This array is direct attached with 6Gbps adapter.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE) earned 500 total points
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So the Server will be going directly to the ESXi Servers of VMs with Agents, and not to vCenter Server.
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by:Eprs_Admin
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no the server goes directly to vcenter, not to esxi.
The vcenter has the second nic with other subnet.
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