Create an (IP alias / secondary administration network) on VMware ESXi


For some reasons, I need to create a secondary administration network on my ESXi servers. As I don’t need the routing stuff, I thought I’d create IP aliases as I would do with any UNIX server. But on the ESXi, it is just no possible, AFAIK. The solution is to create another VMkernel port, used for management, on the ESXi. As I don’t want to use any extra hardware, I’ll create the portgroup in the existing vSwitch. Here’s how.

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