03-30-2016 11:37 AM
I am trying to connect two networks on a vmware esxi 5.5 machine to route between them. I'm tring to use one interface on a 10.10.0.0 network switch and an interface on a 172.31.0.0 network.
Question 1....why do I need the OVA and then an ISO to get one router ?
Question 2....how do I configure eth interfaces when set inerfaces eth is not an option ?
Question 3....do I have the wrong router ?
Neither device seems to have any eth interfaces.
04-04-2016 05:07 PM
1. I have a prefernce for using the ISO instead of the OVA, but you do not have to use both. Importing the OVA is the easer process.
Simply import the OVA and it will set up the VM guest and copy the VMDK into ESXi and you should be ready to go.
2. Make sure that the interfaces at added to the VM guest and 'connected' at boot. Reboot the guest.
set interface ethernet eth0 address x.x.x.x/x
set interface ethernet eth1 address x.x.x.x/x
3. The vRouter 5400 is a pretty straightforward router that works quite nicely on ESXi. I think you have the right product.