vcsa installation port groups

Hello,
I need to install VCSA 6.5 onto esxi 6.5 host. The host is on one vlan and subnet, and the vcsa vm is on another vlan and subnet. how do I setup port group , vswitch, and vmkernal nic for installation?
mike shaoulAsked:
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Okay, so you need to connect two network ports configured as a trunk with VLANS 142 and 149.

create virtual machine portgroups called VLAN 142, and VLAN 149, and use the numbers 142 and 149 on each portgroup.

then assign VLAN 149 portgroup to VCSA VM.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
how do I setup port group , vswitch, and vmkernal nic for installation?

Can you connect the host to the same subnet and VLAN as VCSA ?

otherwise you will need to route traffic between the two VLANS which requires a router, ESXi does not include a router.
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mike shaoulAuthor Commented:
The Esxi blade is in a poweredge m630 chassis, with switch module.

see attached
I have managed to install successfully by assigning the vcenter vm an I.P address on the hosts subnet (X). It has installed to VMport group.
But my vcenter vm is meant to be on a different subnet. How do change that ? The page I imagine I need to do all the changes is similar to the attachment. I also notice the host name of the vm is defaulted to photon-machine...not the name of my esxi host...
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
You need to create a

FQDN for your Appliance, see here how to change it's IP Address.

https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-vSphere/6.5/com.vmware.vsphere.vcsa.doc/GUID-56C3BA9A-234E-4D81-A4BC-E2A37892A854.html
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mike shaoulAuthor Commented:
regards " otherwise you will need to route traffic between the two VLANS which requires a router, ESXi does not include a router. " 
I already have routing setup, can you send instructions or a link , to show how to setup port groups/vlans/vmkernal adapters for an installation of vcsa 6.5 on an esxi host that resides on a different subnet and vlan ?
THANKS
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
You need to ensure that all hosts have the same VLANs setup for virtual machine portgroups.

You do not need to create any VMKernel Portgroups.

Then allocate the correct Virtual Machine Portgroup to the VM (which is the appliance).

Can you let me know your VLANS and IP Address range per VLAN for ESXi and VCSA 6.5

You've got to present a trunk to the ESXi host, with tagged VLANS for all networks.

see if this helps

https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/1003806
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mike shaoulAuthor Commented:
VCSA on vlan 142 with xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx/29 subnet
esxi host  on vlan 149  with xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx/28 subnet
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mike shaoulAuthor Commented:
Thanks, I think I understand. I'll let you know tomorrow
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mike shaoulAuthor Commented:
Hello Andrew.
I set up the network ports with vlans 142 and 149.
There was already a port group with vlan 149 and esxi host I.P address assigned also.
When I tried to install VM with 149 port group that I created , the installation failed. Stage 1 works with assigning vlan 142.
 However , stage 2 fails with FQDN is not valid. I have forward and reverse lookup in dns. If I do nslookup VM name or nslookup  ip , the results are ok.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Your DNS and networking is not working correctly.

check DNS, check poortgroups, check network traffic.
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mike shaoulAuthor Commented:
your sure I should be using 149 port group that is the same vlan as the esxi management ?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
If you want VCSA VM on VLAN 149 then that is the portgroup you should use?

So what network do you want VCSA to be on!
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Is there a reason why you want it on a different network than the host?
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mike shaoulAuthor Commented:
I want vm to be on vlan 142 . and esx host to be on 149. so i presented vm to portgroup / vlan 142. we already planned them to be on different networks. if i use non ephemerial port group 142 , trunked with 149, they should be able to talk? so i will check dns.
thanks Andrew
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Okay, so VCSA needs to have the virtual machine portgroup of VLAN 142.

Assuming that ESXi management network is on VLAN of 149.

Devices on VLAN 142 can communicate with devices on VLAN 149 - e.g. ping - can you confirm this ?

ESXi does not provide routing, so you will need to have something, e.g. router, inter-vlan routing to make traffic communicate between VLANS 142 and 149.

I assume the DNS servers are also on 142 ?

You have a DNS issue, can you ping and traceroute to the IP Address/FQDN of VCSA - what ever you have used.
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mike shaoulAuthor Commented:
1000 thanks,
We were using wrong dns server it seems
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Excellent glad it's all working...
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