Basic VMware ESXi 6.7 Standalone Host Networking

Basic VMware ESXi 6.7 Standalone Host Networking



hey welcome back to Raven Hawk tech so I'm gonna go ahead and do a intro video to networking and VMware wait that sounds familiar oh wait I had done one before but the audio quality of it kind of stank audio quality no no no the audio quality was actually not that bad will anyway the video quality really was poor so camera new software new processes tah dah let's go again so in this environment we're dealing with the del R 610 I'm running VMware 6.5 on that I have 26.7 VMs that have to be configuring for a later project and I'm gonna run you through configuring the IP addresses on them so let me switch here alright so here's what I got going on host one I have already configured if you go into the console you'll notice that I have an IP address window standing up here oh there we go you'll have an IP address here 6610 my other VM which I'm going to configure which is two I'm gonna open my console now I'm running Firefox and if you guys use VMware you'll probably know of the little glitchy bug that it tends to repeat characters in the console there's a couple fixes so far I've tried majority of them and yeah anyway so I'm gonna go a little slow in typing just to make sure I don't mess up things as you can see I just hit one key and it hit twice so there we go all right f2 to get into the actual system customization now I'm gonna go down and I'm gonna hit configure management Network and just to make sure I'm using the right network adapters I have two one of them is going to be for later on for configuring H a and the primary one is B I'm Nick one so go ahead hit enter on that I'm not going to configure VLAN for this setup so they're pretty much I can move ahead my IP address as you saw before I'm using 66 as my third octet so I'm gonna actually do 12 as my next IP address now you go hey wait 10 was your last one well 10 skip 1 just in case I need it and then 12 so it's just a little way that I do it but it leaves me an opening in case I need to put in something like for example if I wanted 11 to be the other interface for example which is what's gonna end up happening all right and then I put my Gateway like I said this multiple tap thing is for the birds I'm going to disable ipv6 which is going to require a restart of the host once I'm done here DNS configuration I'm gonna go ahead and set it to use my router and that if so I can set a static hostname in the DNS entry and then I'm just gonna call this one ESXi o2 and then I'm just gonna give it a Dean a custom DNS suffix you don't have to do this I do it just because and hit enter all right now one side to done he had escaped you say yes to reboot the host and now we move to the next step all right the first thing you're gonna see when you go ahead and go to your server's IP address is depending on the browser you may see a little different verbage this is on firefox but it's gonna say that your connection is not secure that is because your server is using a self-signed certificate what you're going to want to do is just go to advanced add exception get the certificate and confirm once you do that you'll be able to login with your root and your password your username is root your password is whatever you've set it to make sure you put in the right one and of course it's going to ask you most of the stuff it's asking you how to basically improve the experience which is the customer experience improvement program Windows is the same thing I don't join it because I'm not gonna send my anonymous data so hit OK and now you're in your base install of VMware you'll notice if you go into networking you have a VM Network and a management network so right this second if I was to create a VM it would attach to the VM network and it would basically go out the interfaces on this virtual switch which is right here the virtual switch to zero and that is currently using the same up links as your management interface so if I was to edit it you would see here for the neck if I go to nic teaming there's my vm nic 0 which is what we've selected at the beginning here now you can do interesting things you can switch the necks around you can do load balancing there's different settings upon that but those are all depending on what your case scenario will be you can also do something like for example I'm gonna set up a virtual machine and I want it to have a network with absolutely no interfaces just a local internal network so you can do for like a che configs such as failover database mirroring and things like that so let's just say we're gonna go ahead and create a internal network you can name it whatever you want so I could say internal H a FBI CNBC BBC whatever you want end up calling it just so you can identify it you can also just go with the typical switch one that way you're nice and fancy it's V switch 1 but for the sake of this tutorial I'm gonna go ahead and just call it h a network now I do not want an uplink so you'll notice that right here there's a little X becomes a visible once you move your mouse over it click that that removes the interface and depending on your setup here if you put a virtual router in place you're gonna end up needing to make sure to have promiscuous MAC address changes in forge transmitted for any internal network or also if you have a router that is in your environment and communicates externally now there's a little huge additional section to that that could be brought up in later tutorials but for right now if you were just trying to create a one hosted switch that basically could talk to anything internally you don't actually need to turn on these so for this I'm just gonna say add as is and there is my H a network for port groups I would go under here you can't just connect it to the switch itself so I would call this one let's just say my h8 networks or my H a switch today we're gonna have sequel mirror we're gonna put that on my H a network you can also throw in the VLAN ID and you can tell it to inherit from the V switch or say I needed this specific one to act differently you can override the security settings alright now I have my sequel mirror port group I have my virtual switch and now if I was to create a VM I could make use of both of these networks with no issues depending of course on your config but I bet I wanna keep hitting it with the depending depending depending but there are criteria involved the management network if you want to make any changes to that if you edit it here you're only going to have the same information as you do for the other port groups so you're gonna have to go to the VM kernel nix to make any adjustment to the management network if you go into here you'll notice that you get the option to do ipv4 ipv6 change the MT use you can do a DHCP or static you can expand upon that tell it what type of services are gonna be able to allow if you do just have a basic license you're not gonna get all of these those are services you need for V Center and so forth so you're not gonna have those services so I'm gonna go ahead and just hit save just cuz I didn't make any change so I really don't have to save I can't cancel but you know you can also add in additional stacks so like my default IP stack is 466 I can tell it that my provisioning is done on this IP address range for example and my VM vmotion has done on this particular stack so you can actually have it to where you can actually specifically target cert communication certain IP addresses to certain areas or you can do the same thing by adding in a new vmkernel and specifically put it two separate interfaces so this is just the basics I mean you can go into details they do have some firewalls but that's mostly for the server we'll skip that for now but you got the basics of port groups virtual switches the physical interfaces are the ones on the system the VM kernels and tcpip stacks that's what you need for the absolute bare minimum basic I'm just gonna start using yeah VMware ESXi and that's it alright I will be covering more of the intricacies of each of the different sections as it relates to different parts of increasing this set up so we will go into the additional things such as custom port groups with V laning and stacking in a certain way the ability to do distributed switches once we get into having V Center installed and some other additional steps here and if you have any questions comments concerns things you'd like to see go ahead and hit me down there down at the comment section or go to the community tab and hit some comments there or even message me on Twitter I do respond so just feel free to leave me a message also I would definitely enjoy to see you again so if you can hit the subscribe button that'll let you know well it used to let you go of course but now you also have to hit the little bell icon but generally as a subscriber you are on my list you'll see my content if you want to get notified whenever I post you hit the bell icon you 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