I downloaded and installed vSphere 4 and found a tutorial on how to setup MPIO. I run into an error when I try to add the nics to the swiscsi.
esxcli swiscsi nic add -n vmk1 -d vmhba35
"Add Nic failed in IMA."
I followed the instructions at the following URL and it looks like someone else ran into this issue. We are not using the distributed switch yet. This is just a standalone host without vCenter yet.
Has anyone run into this and found a solution?
Thank you very much for any help.
Make sure that you have 1 uplink per vmkNIC as shown in the two "vSwitch0 Properties" screen in that description. Can you send the output of esxcfg-vswitch -l?
Switch Name Num Ports Used Ports Configured Ports MTU Uplinks
vSwitch0 32 10 32 1500 vmnic1,vmnic0,vmnic2
PortGroup Name VLAN ID Used Ports Uplinks
VM Network 0 2 vmnic2,vmnic0,vmnic1
Service Console 0 1 vmnic0,vmnic2,vmnic1
iSCSI 2 0 1 vmnic2,vmnic0,vmnic1
iSCSI 1 0 1 vmnic1,vmnic0,vmnic2
VMkernel 0 1 vmnic0,vmnic2,vmnic1
In each of the iSCSI VMKernels, I have it set to one active and the others standby. Each of them use a different one as active.