Set up your network so that you ensure IPv4 traffic between vSphere components. You can use the network configuration information in this topic in later scenarios.

All scenarios take place in a private network without a DHCP server present on the network. To ensure Internet connectivity, you must use a network address translator gateway or a proxy server. You must have a running Windows machine with access to the example network.

In a production environment, vSphere components can be deployed in a wide variety of IPv4 and IPv6 network configurations. The network details listed below represent only one example.

Network adapters

Network adapter

IP address



vCenter Server virtual machine

iSCSI storage

Default gateway

Network Details

Network Component

IP address


Broadcast address


IP address range