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Separating Management and Replication Networks Using Dual NICs ZVM Setup

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Summary

Zerto's best practices for a CSP or large enterprises is to separate vCenter/vCD/Management traffic from replication traffic and VRA traffic.

This can be accomplished by configuring two NICs for the ZVM - one for management and one for replication.
  An administrator wants to separate traffic per NIC, allowing for Management to go through one NIC, and Replication to go through the other.

Steps

When implementing such a configuration, the following should be taken into consideration:
  • Ensure that the ZVM's IP that's configured is able to access vCenter/SCVMM.
  • Ensure that the ZVM's IP that's configured is able to access the VRAs.
The VRAs and ZVM should be installed on separate networks to allow for the segregation, for example:
- vCenter is installed on dVportgroup 2.
- All VRAs are installed on dVportgroup 1.
- 1 ZVM NIC is installed on dVportgroup 1, while the second one is on dVportgroup 2.

For fresh installs: 
1. When running through the ZVM installer, in the NICs drop down list, please choose the NIC that can talk to vCenter.
2. After installation has completed, add a NIC using the vSphere client: Right click the ZVM machine in the inventory -> Edit Settings -> Add device -> Virtual NIC.

Once the NIC has been added, set it to the network onto which the VRAs were installed. 

For running ZVMs:
Add a NIC using the vSphere client. Right click the ZVM machine in the inventory -> Edit Settings -> Add device -> Virtual NIC.

Once the NIC has been added, set it to the network onto which the VRAs were installed.
NOTE: You can change the NIC that is communicating to vCenter any time, using the Zerto Diagnostics Utility.