I have installed ESXi 3.5 ( U4) on an ASUS P5K MB with two Intel Pro 100/1000 NICs. Both NICs are recogized by ESXi. The NIC attached to my DSL line has the correct IP address (192.168.1.zzz (I don't know if giving the last 3 digits is a security issue or not?)). The second NIC is new and I want to attach to my home P2P network. For home network, I useI TCP/IP address 10.10.0.xxx where xxx is 1-100.
When I am in ESXi 3.5 Configuration, Configuration Network Management, IP configuration, I have the choise of:
(1) use dynamic IP address and netwrok configuration, or
(2) use static IP address and network configurtion. I can choose either dynamic or static.
Since my DSL line is dynamic and my home network is static, Is there a way to get around this delima? Do I have do make my home network DSCP?
Thanks very much!
When setting the network management IP this is the address you will connect to manage your ESX Server - personally I would chose a static address on the network you are going to manage the server from -
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Settting up the NICs is a bit confusing. I have two NICs. The first s for the DSL Internet access. The second is for my home P2P network. Setup as "WORKGROUP",not DHCP, use static 10.10.0.xxx.
This is my setup.
A. Main Page
VMware ESX server 3i 3.1.0 build-123629
System Mfgr: P5K
Intel..Quat CPU Q6600..4GB Memory
Hit F2 to customize, enter password and the Customize System panel is displayed.
B. Customize System. Here are my settings.
1. Configrue root password - set.
2. Configure Lockdown Mode - disabled.
3. Configure Management Network - Host name: localhost. IP Address: 10.10.0.75. Go into Configure Network Management, down one level
a. Network Adapters
1. vmnic0 - home p2p
2. vmnic1 - dsl
Go into Network Adapters and both are Checkex("X"), Hardware Label is displayed and Status is blank. Exit up one level.
b. VLAN - not set.
c. IP Configuration - On the right:
Selected Static IP Configuration.
Subnet Mask: 255.255.0.0
Default Gateway: 10.10.0.20. This is a PC with Win 2000 Pro that is used as a file server on the home p2p. It is not DHCP or DNS server, I use "WORKGROUOP" hand hard code all TCI/IP settings on the networked PC.
d. DNS Configuration
Primary Server: 192.168.1.254.
Alternate Server: 10.10.0.20.
e. Custom DNS Prefix - gateway.2wire.net
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