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Vmkernel Default Gateway

I am following this link
http://everything-virtual.com/installing-the-home-lab/installing-the-home-lab-creating-and-configuring-an-iscsi-distributed-switch-for-vmware-multipathing/

I have noticed when the author added Vmkernel adapter, the IP address is 192.168.5.31 ,Subnet Mask 255.255.255.0 , Vmkernel Default Gateway :192.168.2.1.
I was wondering if this can be correct as the Ip address and the Default Gateway are not in the same subnet.
Thank you
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QlemoBatchelor, Developer and EE Topic AdvisorCommented:
No, that can't be correct. The default gateway needs to be in the same subnet.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
He didn't enter it, it's taken the default gateway from the Management Network! - Auto Populated!

It does not matter as iSCSI is not going to be routed! so it does not matter!

His iSCSI Network is 192.168.5.x, and his SAN will also be on 192.168.5.x, so traffic is just going out on the same network to the SAN, and not routed!

As you will find when you experiment in your home lab you are building it will not affect it!
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QlemoBatchelor, Developer and EE Topic AdvisorCommented:
It still isn't correct - but it being wrong doesn't matter, I agree.
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jskfanAuthor Commented:
if I understand in this case vmkernel will have effect just in this subnet  192.168.5.0/24

For instance if there is Vmotion of a VM , it will be moved to the ESX host that is  in the segment  192.168.5.0/24
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Correct, iSCSI Traffic will only go out on the wire in 192.168.5.0/24

As for vMotion, depends on what the vMotion network is, the above is iSCSI Storage network
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jskfanAuthor Commented:
Thank you Guys
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