Trying to create VMKernel ports using 9000 MTU based on the vSphere ESXi 4.1 ISCSI GUIDE.
Page 42 states:
1 On the vSphere CLI, run the vicfg-vmknic command to create a VMkernel connection with Jumbo Frame support.
vicfg-vmknic -a -I
ip address -n netmask -m MTU port group name
So I do the following:
vicfg-vmknic.pl -add -ip 10.0.0.51 -netmask 255.255.0.0 -mtu 9000 VMKernel-iSCSI1
It reports back "failed to add vmkernel nic: A specific parameter was not correct" then, "Vim.Host.VirtualNic.Specifications.Ip"
and brings me back to the CLI. what is wrong here?
When that failed, I also tried to manually create the port groups ahead of time on the vSwitch1. (The VMWare docs DONT tell you you need to do this however). I still get the same error when trying to create the VMKernels regardless...
CHECK THIS LINK. http://blog.ntgconsult.dk/2010/02/vsphere4-esx4-how-to-configure-iscsi-software-initiator-on-esx4-ag...
A couple of things. When the paramater is the full word you use a double hyphen - so it's --add and not -add. I would also enclose the port group in quotes as you have a hyphen in the name.