1 Reply Latest reply on Jul 8, 2019 3:03 PM by DonoRid

    ESXi 6.7 - Enabling an additional second NIC (vmk1) on a seperate network for SAN

    DonoRid Lurker

      Hi folks,

       

      In my home lab I've set up NAS server for iSCSI targets to simulate presenting SAN to ESXi host for VM's. I've got a second nic in both machines for DIRECT cable connection taking the general LAN and switches out of play (SAN network 10.0.0.0/24 & General network is 192.168.1.0/24). Long and short of it all, I can't get any comms between this cards. I've created a seperate iSCSI switch, iSCSI port group, and VMK1 to 10.0.0.253 address with the Physical NIC2 attached. (direct cabled to Nas NIC2)

      I've set promiscous mode enabled.

      I've checked the routes and they seem fine:

      VMkernel Routes:

      Network          Netmask          Gateway          Interface

      10.0.0.0         255.255.255.0    Local Subnet     vmk1

      192.168.1.0      255.255.255.0    Local Subnet     vmk0

      default          0.0.0.0          192.168.1.254    vmk0

       

      Tried to ping from the NAS cli, and from ESXcli with no response.

       

      The Default IPStack (only) is on the 192.168.1.0 network.

       

      Am I missing something right in front of my eyes?

      Thanks to anyone who can assist in my journey further.

      Donovan