So I have two vsphere hosts connected to a new storage server. At the moment, that is OmniOS. Each server has a 2-port X520-DA2 card. I have no switch yet, so each vsphere will connect to a separate port on the storage server. I had been playing with linux, where I could use brctl to create a bridge device, and put the two ixgbe NICs into the bridge, and give the bridge an IP address. Apparently you can't do that with solaris bridges (I can't find docs that say you can or can't, but attempting to create an address on the newly created network bridge throws an error.) Giving each ixgbe NIC an IP is not good, since the vsphere hosts have to pick an IP to use, and if the other vsphere host is down (maintenance, crash, whatever), that 10gbe link will be down, and the IP on the NIC won't respond to traffic coming through the bridge I'm wondering what the best way to address (no pun intended) is? One possibility seems to be to add the IP I want to the 1gbe management NIC as an alias, and put all 3 NICs in the bridge. Does this seem reasonable, or is there a better way? Thanks!