You isolate the network traffic to the vSphere Replication Server by dedicating a VMkernel network adapter on each management ESXi host that sends data to the vSphere Replication Server.

Procedure

  1. In a Web browser, log in to vCenter Server by using the vSphere Client.
    Setting Value
    URL https://sfo01m01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local/ui
    User name administrator@vsphere.local
    Password vsphere_admin_password
  2. Create a VMkernel adapter for vSphere Replication on the sfo01m01esx01.sfo01.rainpole.local host.
    1. In the Hosts and clusters inventory, expand the sfo01m01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local tree and expand the sfo01-m01dc data center.
    2. Expand the sfo01-m01-mgmt01 cluster and select the first management host sfo01m01esx01.sfo01.rainpole.local.
    3. Click the Configure tab and under Networking select VMkernel adapters.
    4. Click Add networking.

      The Add networking wizard opens.

    5. On the Select connection type page, select VMkernel network adapter and click Next.
    6. On the Select target device page, select Select an existing network, click Browse, select sfo01-m01-vds01-replication, click OK, and click Next.
    7. On the Port properties page, under Available services, select vSphere Replication and vSphere Replication NFC, and click Next.
    8. On the IPv4 setting page, select Use static IPv4 settings, configure the settings and click Next.

      Setting

      Value

      IPv4 address

      172.16.16.101

      Subnet mask

      255.255.255.0

    9. On the Ready to complete page, verify the settings and click Finish.
  3. Configure the MTU on the vSphere Replication VMkernel adapter.
    1. On the VMkernel adapters page, select the newly-created VMkernel port and click Edit.
    2. On the Edit settings page, under VMkernel port settings, change MTU to 9000 and click OK.
  4. Repeat the previous steps to create VMkernel network adapters and configure MTU on the remaining management hosts.

    Setting

    IPv4 address

    Port Group

    sfo01m01esx02.sfo01.rainpole.local

    172.16.16.102

    sfo01-m01-vds01-replication

    sfo01m01esx03.sfo01.rainpole.local

    172.16.16.103

    sfo01m01esx04.sfo01.rainpole.local

    172.16.16.104

  5. Repeat the step to create VMkernel network adapters on the hosts in Region B, using the following values.

    Setting

    Value

    vCenter Server

    lax01m01vc01.lax01.rainpole.local

    Network

    lax01-m01-vds01-replication

    lax01m01esx01.lax01.rainpole.local

    172.17.16.101

    lax01m01esx02.lax01.rainpole.local

    172.17.16.102

    lax01m01esx03.lax01.rainpole.local

    172.17.16.103

    lax01m01esx04.lax01.rainpole.local

    172.17.16.104

    Important: If you add new hosts to the management domain using SDDC Manager, you must follow this procedure to add and configure new VMkernel adapters on the hosts.