I have been trying for 2 days to solve an issue with a second network on ESXi. The setup I have is (server1):
eth0 (public IP) --> switch --> internet
eth1 (192.168.0.1) --> direct link to ILO port on another server (server2) (192.168.0.2)
Basically I want to use the second network port to access the ILo on another server. The problem is that from ESXi I cant ping 192.168.0.2 (the ILO). The ILO is configured on this IP as I used the hponcfg tool to set the config and verified it after that by dumping it.
The IP settings on the ESXi are as follows (I just took out the public IPs):
# esxcli network ip interface ipv4 get
Name IPv4 Address IPv4 Netmask IPv4 Broadcast Address Type Gateway DHCP DNS
vmnic0 0000:60:00.0 i40en Up Up 1000 Full (mac1) 1500 Intel(R) Ethernet Connection X722 for 1GbE
vmnic1 0000:60:00.1 i40en Up Up 1000 Full (mac2) 1500 Intel(R) Ethernet Connection X722 for 1GbE
My question is in this setup am I supposed to be able to ping 192.168.0.2 from the ESXi shell or I need to create a VM and port group? I not versed in VM networking and as I have the same issue on another pair of servers and again no ping (and im sure the IPMI there is set) and this makes me thing Im missing something.