The VSA cluster network requires a set of static IP addresses to configure the virtual network and to provide interconnectivity between the VSA cluster members and the clustering services.

Before you begin

Verify that the physical network is configured and meets the VSA cluster networking requirements.

Procedure

On the Configure Network page, provide the IP addresses and configuration for the VSA cluster network, and click Next.
Table 1. VSA Cluster Network Configuration Values

Option

Action

VSA Cluster IP Address

Assign a static IP address for the VSA cluster. The VSA cluster IP address is assigned to the VSA cluster member that is the leader of the cluster. Do not use an IP address from the 192.168.x.x private subnet.

VSA Cluster Service IP Address

Assign a static IP address for the VSA cluster service. The VSA cluster service must already be installed and running at the IP address you provide. Do not use an IP address from the 192.168.x.x private subnet. In a simple two member configuration, you can use the IP address of vCenter Server.

Network of ESXi Host 1

Management IP Address

Assign a static IP address for the management network of the VSA cluster member. Do not use an IP address from the 192.168.x.x private subnet.

Datastore IP Address

Assign a static IP address for the NFS volume that is exported as a VSA datastore. Do not use an IP address from the 192.168.x.x private subnet.

vSphere Feature IP Address

This is the IP address used by vMotion.

  • Select the Use DHCP check box to assign an IP address to the ESXi feature network.

  • Deselect the Use DHCP check box and assign a static IP address to the ESXi feature network.

Subnet Mask

The subnet mask for the ESXi host IP address. The wizard detects the subnet mask. You cannot change it.

Gateway

The gateway in the subnet of the ESXi host IP address. The wizard detects the gateway IP address and you cannot change it.

VLAN ID

Assign a VLAN ID for the management network.

Back-end IP Address

Assign a static IP address to the back-end network of the VSA cluster member.

Note:

You cannot assign a back-end static IP address that is in a subnet different from 192.168.x.x.

Back-end Subnet Mask

The subnet mask for the back-end network. The wizard adds this value for the back-end private subnet and you cannot change it.

Back-end VLAN ID

Assign a VLAN ID to the back-end network.

Network of ESXi Host 2

Management IP Address

Assign a static IP address for the management network of the VSA cluster member. Do not use an IP address from the 192.168.x.x private subnet.

Datastore IP Address

Assign a static IP address for the NFS volume that is exported as a VSA datastore. Do not use an IP address from the 192.168.x.x private subnet.

vSphere Feature IP Address

  • Select the Use DHCP check box to assign an IP address to the ESXi feature network.

  • Deselect the Use DHCP check box and assign a static IP address to the ESXi feature network.

Subnet Mask

The subnet mask for the ESXi host IP address. The wizard detects the subnet mask. You cannot change it.

Gateway

The gateway in the subnet of the ESXi host IP address. The wizard detects the gateway IP address and you cannot change it.

VLAN ID

Assign a VLAN ID for the management network.

Back-end IP Address

Assign a static IP address to the back-end network of the VSA cluster member.

Note:

You cannot assign a back-end static IP address that is in a subnet different from 192.168.x.x.

Back-end Subnet Mask

The subnet mask for the back-end network. The wizard adds this value for the back-end private subnet and you cannot change it.

Back-end VLAN ID

Assign a VLAN ID to the back-end network.

Network of ESXi Host 3

Management IP Address

Assign a static IP address for the management network of the VSA cluster member. Do not use an IP address from the 192.168.x.x private subnet.

Datastore IP Address

Assign a static IP address for the NFS volume that is exported as a VSA datastore. Do not use an IP address from the 192.168.x.x private subnet.

vSphere Feature IP Address

  • Select the Use DHCP check box to assign an IP address to the ESXi feature network.

  • Deselect the Use DHCP check box and assign a static IP address to the ESXi feature network.

Subnet Mask

The subnet mask for the ESXi host IP address. The wizard detects the subnet mask. You cannot change it.

Gateway

The gateway in the subnet of the ESXi host IP address. The wizard detects the gateway IP address and you cannot change it.

VLAN ID

Assign a VLAN ID for the management network.

Back-end IP Address

Assign a static IP address to the back-end network of the VSA cluster member.

Note:

You cannot assign a back-end static IP address that is in a subnet different from 192.168.x.x.

Back-end Subnet Mask

The subnet mask for the back-end network. The wizard adds this value for the back-end private subnet and you cannot change it.

Back-end VLAN ID

Assign a VLAN ID to the back-end network.