Now we have the Networking in place, we need some Shared Storage. Im going to refer to a few older posts of mine to set this up with FreeNAS which works really well. I may look at other solutions at some point but for now this does exactly what I need.
This post will cover the setup of the Hosts networking. I plan to simulate (as much as possible) a real world deployment, so separating all traffic over different networks. This will mean adding a few additional Interfaces to each Host and deploying a few Virtual Switches to them also.
The first thing I need to do is add a few Network Interfaces to each of my Hosts, Im going to add 3 Interfaces; 1 for Shared Storage, 1 for FT and 1 for vMotion.
Open up Virtual Machine Settings and select Add…
Select Yes if the User Account Control appears (more…)
Im now in the process of building up my Virtual Lab (I’m pretty excited about this as I have been out of the Virtualisation arena for a few years, so this will be an opportunity to learn whats new in 6.5 and also have a good play with Hyper-V) – My Home Lab Hardware is now in place and I have upgraded my VMWare Workstation to 12.5 (Current latest version)
The overall plan for my Lab is to run a small vSphere 6.5 and Hyper-V Environment for various reasons (mainly my new role – which i will post about soon) all contained within VMware Workstation.