ESXi v5 & multi-netowrk setup questions
I have a current server running an odd configuration. The box is running SQL 2008 w/ 2 small databases. On top of this it is also running VMware Server2 w/ 2 VMs running.
This setup came about because 3 physical machines were needed. These machines use MicroSoft Message Queuing to send data to each other.
The host machine has 2 physical NICs connected to 2 different networks.
1 of these Server2008 virtual machines has 2 physical NICs. One NIC connects to the hospital network 10.*.*.* & the other NIC connects to an autonomous network of spme special gear. All this gear is on the 192.168.*.* network. So this machine talks via the 192.168.*.* network back to the SQL server(host).
The second of these VMs is bridged to the hospital network..
New solution ESXi 5:
This is my first ESX install & i am a little confused how to get both sets of traffic out 1 NIC or... 2 physical NICs.
Currently i have my 3 VMs talking via DHCP.. but when i try to set a VM w/ the second subnet 192.168.*.* i can ping nothing.
*Should i be building a second vSwitch1 and connecting this to a physical NIC? If so i do not see how to set the IP of the physical NICs.. only teaming and vLAN settings for the current NIC getting DHCP.
*Or should i be sending all the traffic for these 3 virtual machines & 2 networks out the 1 physical NIC... and have the hospital setup routing to take care of the 192.168.* traffic?
+Let me know if any of this is to vague