You can configure one default gateway for the service console per TCP/IP stack. Routing is not available for software iSCSI Multipath configurations or dependent hardware iSCSI adapters.


Make sure that your network settings are correct before saving your changes. If the network settings are misconfigured, the UI can lose connectivity to the host, and you must then reconfigure the host from the command line at the service console.


Log into the vSphere Client and select the host from the inventory panel.


Click the Configuration tab, and click DNS and Routing.


Click Properties.


Click the Routing tab.


Under Service Console, set the default gateway and gateway device for service console networking.

For the service console, the gateway device is needed only when two or more network adapters are using the same subnet. The gateway device determines which network adapter to use for the default route.

The service console and VMkernel are often not connected to the same network, each needs its own gateway information. A gateway is needed for connectivity to machines not on the same IP subnet as the service console or VMkernel interfaces.

On an IPv6-enabled host, you can also select a default gateway for IPv6 and a gateway device for IPv6 for service console networking.


Under VMkernel, set the default gateway for VMkernel networking.

On an IPv6-enabled host, you can also select a default gateway for IPv6 for VMkernel networking.


Click OK.