Run the Reconfigure VSA Cluster Network wizard to change network settings of the VSA cluster.

The IP addresses for the VSA cluster, VSA cluster service, VSA management of each VSA virtual machine, and each NFS volume must be in the subnet of the ESXi hosts that are part of the cluster. For the feature IP address of the ESXi hosts, you can use IP addresses assigned by DHCP or static IP addresses in the subnet of the ESXi hosts that are part of the cluster.

Ensure that all non-VSA virtual machines that run on the ESXi hosts are shut down. You must not stop the VSA virtual machines, as the Reconfigure VSA Cluster Network wizard reconfigures and restarts them during the process.

Start the Reconfigure VSA Cluster Network wizard:

In the VSA Manager tab, click Reconfigure Network.

If you moved a cluster, after the recovery process completes, click Reconfigure Network.

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On the VSA Cluster Network page of the wizard, provide new IP addresses in the subnet of the ESXi hosts and click Next.

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.

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On the Verify Configuration page, review the new network configuration and click Install.

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In the confirmation dialog box, click Yes.

The Reconfigure Network page of the wizard appears with the progress of the reconfiguration task. The Reconfigure VSA Cluster Network wizard powers off all VSA virtual machines and updates the virtual switch configuration of the ESXi hosts. After this step, the wizard powers on the VSA virtual machines and reconfigures their network interfaces. To assign the new IP addresses to the VSA datastores, the wizard unregisters all virtual machines from the inventory, unmounts the VSA datastores from the ESXi hosts, assigns new addresses to the datastores, mounts them back to each ESXi host, and then adds the virtual machines again to the inventory. When the wizard completes the task successfully, a message appears that says that the VSA cluster network is reconfigured. When the virtual machines are reregistered, an information icon indicates changes to their configuration.

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On the Reconfigure Network page, click Close to close the wizard.

The VSA cluster network is now reconfigured.

Note

If the network reconfiguration is not successful, VSA does not restore the original network settings. Repeat the reconfiguration procedure making sure that you provide correct networking parameters.