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 192.168.0.0/25 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

ESXi-A

192.168.0.2

ESXi-B

192.168.0.4

vCenter Server virtual machine

192.168.0.10

iSCSI storage

192.168.0.100

Default gateway

192.168.0.1

Network Details

Network Component

IP address

Network

192.168.0.0

Broadcast address

192.168.0.127

Mask

255.255.255.128

IP address range

192.168.0.1-192.168.0.126