I appreciate this is a long intro but hopefully the actual problem is very small. Just need to give you the background.
I have what i think is a configuration issue in my lab that im hoping will be easy answer for an expert.
All virtual machines running on my laptop. Installed VM workstation 11.
I have 2 ESXi 5.1 VMs on ip addresses 10.0.0.215 and 10.0.0.216
2012 Domain controller IP address 10.0.0.209
vSphere 5.1 server all configured with ESXi servers and its using 10.0.0.244
So far so good. All the above works great. They allused to have addresses in the 192.168.0.x range so that they could speak to the laptop with a 192 IP address.
I changed the virtual IP range to the 10.x range because my VMs kept looking at the virgin router for DHCP addresses. I have also deployed citrix labs with dhcp options 66/67 so i need my virtual clients to go to my virtual DHCP to get not only the IP address but the bootstrap file location (that's on a xendesktop controller).
So i just changed all virtuals to the 10.x range but here is the problem i have:
The two ESXi systems are configured via vsphere to use starwind storage which is on my laptop with a 192. address. So now the ESXi servers\ vsphere can't see the data stores. I have added a 2nd NIC to the vsphere box with a 192 address and now vsphere can ping my 192. laptop ip address but here is the question... How do i get the 2 ESXi servers to see the laptop? Do i need to add virtual NICs to them with a 192 address? Do i create a 2nd virtual network? You can see i just not sure so any pointers would be appreciated.