I want to deploy an installation of VMware VSA in my network, and for that I got 2xquad nics in each server (2x Dell PE 1950)
Everything seems fine so far, but then the installer complains about some NFS address conflicts, which I don't get, since it is a completely closed network.
A quick sketch of the network:
So, as you can see, I connect the servers VSA network directly between them.
But is this actually supported, or do I have to use a switch and a routable IP?
My vCenter server is connected via a Site-To-Site VPN on a different subnet.
ESXi servers are in the 192.168.99.X/24 subnet, and the vCenter server is in a 10.100.100.X/24 subnet.
I am configuring VSA for 192.168.253.X/24 as frontend network, and 192.168.254.X/24 as backend network.
I am configuring the portgroups myself, since the installer complains it is not a greenfield install.
VSA install configuration: VSA Management Network Settings: VSA Cluster IP Address: 192.168.253.10 VSA Cluster Service IP Address: 192.168.253.20 Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0 Gateway: 192.168.99.1 Host Network Settings: 192.168.99.236 Management IP Address: 192.168.253.210 Datastore IP Address: 192.168.253.220 vSphere Feature IP Address: 192.168.253.254 Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0 Gateway: 192.168.99.1 Back-end IP Address: 192.168.254.2 Back-end Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0 Host Network Settings: 192.168.99.235 Management IP Address: 192.168.253.110 Datastore IP Address: 192.168.253.120 vSphere Feature IP Address: 192.168.253.253 Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0 Gateway: 192.168.99.1 Back-end IP Address: 192.168.254.1 Back-end Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0 VLAN ID Settings: Management VLAN ID: 1381 Datastore VLAN ID: 1381 vSphere Feature VLAN ID: 1381 Back-end VLAN ID: 1382 Disk Formatting Option: Format disks immediately Storage Capacity Selection: 911.72 GB
Here is the warning I get upon starting the install:
This is the error I get when I try to begin the actual install:
This is the overview of the vswitch config:
This is the config of the frontend network on one of the servers. The rest is configured similary, where the active adapters for the frontend is configured as standby for vmotion and vice versa.