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Can't ping both host ports on MSA 2050

 
TomasSoderbergh
Occasional Visitor

Can't ping both host ports on MSA 2050

Hi!
I have two ProLiant DL380 Gen10 connected to a MSA 2050.
I have setup all the iSCSI stuff in VMware 6.7 according to best practise.
But when I try ping the host ports (A1 and B1) from the host A only A1 replies.
And when I ping the ports (A3 and B3) from host B only B3 replies.

When I disconnect the cable to A1, I get no replies at all when pinging from Host A.
And when I disconnect B3, I get no replies when pinging from Host B.
 
Is that normal behavior?

Best regards
Tomas Söderbergh

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giladzzz
Honored Contributor

Re: Can't ping both host ports on MSA 2050

Hi

are you connected via switch or direct?

are both network cards in VMware connected to the same Vswitch

for ISCSI vmkernal network can have only one vmnic active.

if you have two vmnics in the same vswitch you should have

2 vmkernal defined for ISCSI. and define vmnics as one active and one unused in one VMkernal

and the same in the other VMkernal but this time reverse the roles of the vmnics.

Regards

give a KUDO if this helps

TomasSoderbergh
Occasional Visitor

Re: Can't ping both host ports on MSA 2050

Hi,

It's connected direct.
And Yes on all the other questions.

giladzzz
Honored Contributor

Re: Can't ping both host ports on MSA 2050

Hi

this is what you should have in VMware is in the attached files

also you should do use vmkping command to verify connectivity

vmkping -I vmkX x.x.x.x

also add VMkernal ports to ISCSI software configuration.

also I think you should use A2 and B2

Regards