Adding an optional eth1

Virtual SMU Installation and Upgrade Guide for Hitachi NAS Platform

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Note: This optional eth1 port is only necessary if implementing a Private Management Network to segment Management and Quorum away from the Customer Management Network.
You can add an optional eth1 in addition to the default single eth0.

In general, SMUs need only a single Network Interface Card (NIC). Add a second NIC only if there a clear requirement for it.

Before you begin, make sure that a separate distributed virtual switch is configured.

  1. Power off the VM.
  2. In the vSphere Client, right-click the VM and select Edit Settings to open the virtual machine properties dialog box.
  3. On the Virtual Hardware tab, click Add New Device.
  4. Select Network Adapter.
  5. Select the name of the separate distributed virtual switch from the drop-down list.
  6. Under Adapter Type, from the drop-down list, select E1000.
  7. Click OK.
    After restarting the SMU VM, login to NAS Manager and configure an IP address for the eth1 port under Home > SMU Administration > SMU Network Configuration. The recommended IP is (or for a standby SMU)
    Note: You should always explicitly assign a static IP address to the port. Although an address may have been assigned by DHCP, you should not rely on that as the SMU will not be correctly configured to use DHCP assigned addresses.