Really odd problem. None of the VMs (on Giulietta
) are able to connect to the internet with the two AOCs connected. I'm going to remove the disconnected NICs from the vmswitch and then reconfigure teaming them together.
What type of VMkernel do I need for VSphere NFS traffic? Trying to clone a VM to a NFS share for backup and it's routing NFS traffic over the 1000Mne connection.
would need more information on the first question.
On the second. Are you trying to mount the NFS datastore from a guest storage server back to its ESXI host without using a network adapter? Ie you get LIGHTSPEED ... okay not lightspeed but you get in essence ESXI bus speed.
If so it can be done at least on a standalone ESXI host. I have not tried this on a host in an vcenter managed cluster.
It basically goes like this:
Create a vswitch let's call it Private and set the security to accept
MAC address changes
Create a portgroup for the guest hmm let's call it Private guest and pick a VLAN ID you won't use on your real network. Say 68 in my case and point it at vSwitch Private.
Create another portgroup for the host, call it Private host and use the same VLAN ID as the previous step.
Add a NIC to your guest VM connected to the Private guest port group.
Create a vmk and connect it to the Private host port group.
Oh and of course these private connections need to be IP'ed in the same subnet as each other and it is obviously not the same that you are using anywhere else in your network and could only be routable if you created virtual router on the host that connected your private network to a wired network...
In my example the storage guest is actually serving storage back to the ESXI host to store other guests. Its a bootstrap process. Things get a bit funky during the ESXI host startup its all about the storage guest startup timing and the host then trying to start the guests that reside on the NFS mounted storage from the guest.
warning and danger will robinson.
This is not something I would do in production at least not for those I loved because this is a very META thing to do.
here are some pictures.