wamatha
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Redundant Vmotion and service console

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I need to add a VMkernel and Serviceo console nic to my ESX server for backup/redundancy via command line.

Please help!!

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atbnet
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Here is how to create the nics known as vmknics and vswifs...

Add a VMkernel NIC:

/usr/sbin/esxcfg-vmknic -a -i192.168.5.6 -n255.255.255.0 "VMkernel"

Add a new vswif interface:

/usr/sbin/esxcfg-vswif -a -p"Service Console" -i192.168.5.5 -n255.255.255.0 vswif0

http://www.vmadmin.co.uk/index.php/resources/35-esxserver/49-vmkniccmd

http://www.vmadmin.co.uk/index.php/resources/35-esxserver/50-vswifcmd

http://www.vmadmin.co.uk/index.php/resources/35-esxserver/54-virtualswitchescmd

Andy, VMware Certified Professional (VCP),

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atbnet
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Here is how to create the nics known as vmknics and vswifs...

Add a VMkernel NIC:

/usr/sbin/esxcfg-vmknic -a -i192.168.5.6 -n255.255.255.0 "VMkernel"

Add a new vswif interface:

/usr/sbin/esxcfg-vswif -a -p"Service Console" -i192.168.5.5 -n255.255.255.0 vswif0

http://www.vmadmin.co.uk/index.php/resources/35-esxserver/49-vmkniccmd

http://www.vmadmin.co.uk/index.php/resources/35-esxserver/50-vswifcmd

http://www.vmadmin.co.uk/index.php/resources/35-esxserver/54-virtualswitchescmd

Andy, VMware Certified Professional (VCP),

If you found this information useful please award points using the buttons at the top of the page accordingly.

Andy Barnes
VCP / VCA-DT / MCITP:EA / CCIA
Help, Guides and How Tos... www.VMadmin.co.uk

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wamatha
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Thank you this has worked !

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