jpowers
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Second ethernet port for EMC iSCSI Storage for ESX 3.0.2

I had this Dell 1950 with ESX 3.0.2 working fine with an EMC AX4-5i when it was all on the same subnet. Now that the new switch is here, I'd like to put the SAN on a seperate vlan using the 2nd nic of the server (I have to do this for a ton of servers, I'm just trying to get the first one right). The vlan is set up on the switch. Has no outside access and no gateway, nothing connected to it but the SAN and the server. It can't ping or vmkping the SAN, but I checked it on another switch and it has the same problem, there's no VLAN issue.(I connected a laptop to the vlan to check if I could ping the SAN, it works fine). Without the ping/vmkping, the naviserverutilcli can't see the SAN to register itself, and ESX can't find anything when I rescan the storage adapter.

I've looked through past posts about this and most of the time some command output was requested, so here's what's commonly asked for:

route -n

Kernel IP routing table

Destination Gateway Genmask Flags Metric Ref Use Iface

192.168.0.0 0.0.0.0 255.255.255.128 U 0 0 0 vswif1

192.168.20.0 0.0.0.0 255.255.255.0 U 0 0 0 vswif0

169.254.0.0 0.0.0.0 255.255.0.0 U 0 0 0 vswif1

0.0.0.0 192.168.20.1 0.0.0.0 UG 0 0 0 vswif0

(no idea where 169.254 came from)

esxcfg-vswif -l

Name Port Group IP Address Netmask Broadcast Enabled DHCP

vswif0 Service Console 192.168.20.98 255.255.255.0 192.168.20.255 true false

vswif1 Service Console 2 192.168.0.10 255.255.255.128 192.168.0.127 true false

esxcfg-vswitch -l

Switch Name Num Ports Used Ports Configured Ports Uplinks

vSwitch0 32 3 32 vmnic0

PortGroup Name Internal ID VLAN ID Used Ports Uplinks

VM Network portgroup1 0 0 vmnic0

Service Console portgroup0 0 1 vmnic0

Switch Name Num Ports Used Ports Configured Ports Uplinks

vSwitch1 64 4 64 vmnic1

PortGroup Name Internal ID VLAN ID Used Ports Uplinks

Service Console 2 portgroup10 1 1 vmnic1

dev-esx1-san portgroup6 1 1 vmnic1

esxcfg-vmknic -l

Port Group IP Address Netmask Broadcast MAC Address MTU Enabled

dev-esx1-san 192.168.0.13 255.255.255.128 192.168.0.127 00:50:56:61:3d:9a 1514 true

So what are my next steps outside of 'reinstall the ESX box'?

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