crazy_xplorer
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ESXi vSwitch - dot1Q - GNS3 EtherSwitch

Hello Folks,

Its a lab setup. As am running out of ethernet ports, ESXi is spining on  the VMware workstation 15.

The VMware workstation vmnets are in e1000.

Am trying to connect to the ESXi vswitch uplink (vmnic) to a etherswitch in the GNS3.

Am unable to establish a dot1Q trunk  between ESXi vSWITCH and the Etherswitch.

I appreciate if someone throw light on this issue.

I noticed a similar case here vSwitch not tagging traffic but not sure still it could associate with vmWare workstation.

Thanks,

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crazy_xplorer
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Its very funny to find the solution for the case vSwitch not tagging traffic​. still works.

I downgraded to workstation from 15 to 10, the dot1Q encapsulation work between EtherSwitch and ESXi vSwitch.

I wish some vmware geek throw some light on this funny fix of downgrading vmware workstation to 10 works, but 15.

Thanks,

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