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In VMWare vSphere 5 I have the following setup. Why is there no communication on vSwitch1?

vSphere Configuration:

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NAS Configuration:

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Ping Tests:

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Your OpenIndiana system needs to have two network interfaces in order to accomplish what you're trying to do. In the vSphere client, add another Network adapter and address it on the 10.0.0.x subnet.

Make sure that one network adapter is assigned to the "SAN" network label and the other to the "VM Network" label.

One network adapter is so you can see and manage the storage VM on the VM Network. The second adapter is the link between the storage VM and ESXi so you can serve NFS.

Make sure your vSwitch1 has an MTU of 9000. vSwitch Properties -> vSwitch -> Edit -> MTU. – ewwhite 2 hours ago

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I think it looks like you have a vswitch that is self-contained. You need something that is connected to it to see other devices connected to that switch. – Bart Silverstrim Mar 15 '12 at 15:39
ADD A SECOND INTERFACE TO YOUR STORAGE VM. – ewwhite Mar 15 '12 at 15:43
How are packets getting from san to vswitch0 or anything else? – Bart Silverstrim Mar 15 '12 at 19:01
Packets do not need to get to vSwitch0, in fact I was under the impression that ESXi communicates with NAS on vSwitch1 through vmk1. Everything here is virtual, there are no external boxes except for my laptop connected to vSwitch0 on vmnic0 on a physical switch. Obviously to be able to manage a vm all it needs is to reside on the ESXi host, since I can 'manage' isolated VM's which have no network cards just fine. – cmaduro Mar 15 '12 at 20:13
Did you check your MTU settings on the vSwitch1? – ewwhite Mar 15 '12 at 20:38

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