Adding a service console to the vSwitch

You must add a service console to this vSwitch to access the ESX server and provide the hosts with access to the external environment. Then, to access the internal environment, you must add a second vSwitch and service console.

Perform the following steps to add a service console to a vSwitch:
  1. Open the vSphere Client.
  2. Click the Configuration tab.
  3. Click Networking, and then select the vSwitch.
  4. Click Properties.
  5. Click Add.
  6. Select Service Console.
  7. Select Use the following IP settings, and enter the external IP values.
    This IP setting is the management IP for the VMware vSwitch.
    Important: Be sure to enter the correct values for the service console gateway. If the wrong gateway values are entered, vSphere is unable to access the VMware machine.
  8. To set internal IP values, create a second vSwitch by following the steps at Configuring vSwitches.
  9. From the vSphere Client, select the guest OS.
  10. Click Add.
  11. Click Ethernet Adapter, and click Next.
  12. Add the next Ethernet adapter, which is the VMware network in the new switch, to this guest OS.
    Perform this procedure for each guest OS.
  13. Add a service console to this vSwitch by completing steps #iscsivmwareaddconsole/StepOpenTheVSphereClient. through #iscsivmwareaddconsole/StepSelectUseTheFollowingIPSet..., entering the internal IP values.
Add a VMkernel to this vSwitch to assign I/O traffic to it.