Very new to VyOS and attempting to set up basic static routing using VMware virtual machines. Please forgive my terrible lack of understanding I have just been kinda dropped in this with no experience using virtual routers or vmware.
At this stage all I am trying to do is ping between one client to another client box on different subnets via 2 routers and 3 distributed port groups/switches.
I think my issue is the next-hop settings as I can ping between client 1 and router 1 and client 2 and router 2 but cannot ping between the 2 routers or two clients.
Client one is on IP 192.168.1.2, router1 eth0 is 192.168.1.1 and eth1 192.168.2.1
Router 2 eth1 is 192.168.3.1 and eth0 192.168.4.1 with client 2 on 192.168.4.2
Both client NICs are plugged into their own distributed port group with router 1 and 2 plugged into these switches as well as an intermediary switch linking it all together.
I have attached a basic network diagram showing this done in visio but I am not sure how best to share this as I cannot attach it due to the file type?
My question is where do I go from here? Most guides/questions relate to outside gateway issues where as I havent even got that far yet as my internal network is not even configured properly.
I think my issue is definitely occurring at the intermediary switch (switch .32) as the routers will not ping each other and thus the clients cannot either. Shouldnt I be able to ping between eth1 of router 1 and eth1 of router 2 as they are both plugged into the same switch?
For testings sake I have also tried the same setup but all on the same 192.168.1.0 subnet and I get the exact same results
Please let me know what more info you need as I am sure I have missed lots out and I apologise again if my post is unclear etc.
Thanks for any help!