Second Gateway Address for vmotion traffic ony

I am using ESXi 6 Update on all of our 110 VMware which is manged by  a vCenter 6 Update 3 vCenter server. Out mangement network is on and IP of 10.60.22.2 but we want to place our vmotioned traffic on 192.168.2.3. So I need to create a new gateway.  I did create a new TCP stack via the cli but was not able to edit it in the GUI once create. What is the best way to create a second gateway IP for my vmotion network
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Do you need a gateway for vMotion?

E.g are you reaching another subnet for hosts

Yes you need to add routes at the CLI
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compdigit44Author Commented:
I am more concerned about having my vmotion traffic use the correct nic's. Do I need to create a TCP a TCPIP stack
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
VMotion can only happen over nics which have been selected for vMotion!
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compdigit44Author Commented:
How can I confirm which nics vmotions traffic is going through at the time. Also is a new TCPIP stack necessary?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Use vmkping and send packets through the correct  VMKernel portgroup
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
You will need a TCPIP stack with correct IP Address to send traffic over
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compdigit44Author Commented:
Ok that is my problem, I was able to create a TCP stack via the CLI but how to I add the IP information for the TCP IP stack
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compdigit44Author Commented:
I didn't realize you can only modify the tcpi stack in the GUI via vcenter and not through the hosts gui interface
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compdigit44Author Commented:
I was able to figure this out but have one final question. I understand the selected tcp stack ensure only that type of traffic can go across the NIC's. Is there any other value using the vmotion tcp stack has over the default?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Could you expand on that last post I'm not following it
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compdigit44Author Commented:
Sorry for the confusion. I am really try to understand what value the tcp stacks added if our mgmt and vmotion traffic are already on separate networks?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
value ?
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compdigit44Author Commented:
correct....
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
what do you mean by adding a value ?
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compdigit44Author Commented:
sorry I mean what added benefit does using a tcp stack offer.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
What value added benefit does using a TCP/IP stack for vMotion and Management interfaces ?
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compdigit44Author Commented:
yes that is what I am asking since TCP stacks are fairly new.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
TCP/IP is fairly new ?

I've been using TCP (IP) since later 80s!

What other protocol would you suggest ?
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compdigit44Author Commented:
I am referring to the TCP stack profile in Vmware
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Penny has finally dropped, now you've used that phrase...

Benefits of custom TCP/IP Stacks

Separate Memory Heaps
Personalized ARP Tables
Personalized Routing Table
Isolate traffic to improve network security
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compdigit44Author Commented:
Thank you very much and sorry for the confusion........ :o)
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Hey no problems, it's me jet lagged after business trip, and still trying to adjust to timezone!

I thought you meant what numerical value, and not what added value of TCP stacks! (e.g. benefits!)
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