Newbie Problem Getting Networks Configured Correctly
I have VMWare Workstation 8 and have installed and licensed the LTM VE Trial successfully by following the release note for v10.1.0 trial. I have also been using the DevCentral Tech Tip - Laptop Load Balancing For The Developer With BIGIP LTM VE as guidance for values for the various network configuration settings.
I am also new to BIGIP so my troubleshooting skills are fairly minimal at present. I have also not made any changes to the vmware virtual network configuration so that I can hopefully rule out any potential problems there as I think all this should work "out-of-the-box".
My issue is that I have completed the BIGIP network setup, created a pool with two other vm guests and created a virtual server containing the pool, but I cannot get a response from the pool members when pinging or browsing the virtual server IP address.
vmnet1 (host only): 192.168.132.1
vmnet8 (NAT): 192.168.80.1
Management IP (bridged network): 192.168.2.15
External Self IP (vmnet 1, host only): 192.168.132.2
Internal Self IP (vmnet 8, NAT): 192.168.80.2
IIS Guest 1 (win2003r2): 192.168.80.131
IIS Guest 2 (win2003r2): 192.168.80.133
Virtual Server IP: 192.168.132.3
All subnets are 255.255.255.0
Troubleshooting done so far:
When logged in to the BIGIP, I can ping both the external and internal self ip addresses and also the virtual server IP successfully. I cannot ping the pool members (.80.131, .80.133) - the ping returns a destination host unreachable from the .80.2 address.
I have noticed that the .80.2 address is also defined as the default gateway for vmnet8 (NAT) and do not know if this would be causing an issue (but it was chosen in the tech tip and I didn't want to make any changes in the vmware network config yet until I had ruled out all potential config errors on the BIGIP side first).
Still in BIGIP, I cannot get a ping response from either vmnet1 or vmnet8 (.132.1, .80.1).
In the guest vm's, they can ping each other fine, but not any of the BIGIP ip's (destination host unreachable from the vmnet ip's).
The host can ping the guest vm's fine, but not any of the BIGIP ip's (again, destination host unreachable from the vmnet ip's).
My networking knowledge is moderate, but not great by any means! It seems as if the BIGIP ip's are on a completely different network and need some routing, but I don't see how that could be as they are within the address range for each vmnet interface.
Can anyone help? Also, please let me know if I have failed to post anything of relevance - I have tried to add everything I can think of, but I am sure I have missed something obvious.