VMware: Adding a static route to an ESX host for an extra service console

First you can add a route with putty or console:

route add -net netmask gw


After restart your route is gone, so you need to add a static route.

Add the following line to /etc/rc.local so that route is set on boot:

/sbin/route add -net netmask gw


Route settings:


Source: VMware KB


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