First of all, well done starting with a diagram! This is really important and useful.
Second - a handful of vulns recently came out on that box - https://tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/cisco-sa-sb-rce-dos-9ZAjkx4 I'd recommend double-checking.
To the questions:
1. vSphere switches aren't really switches - no VLAN truly exists in ESXi. You'd build the VLANs on the RV-345, then "subscribe" to them via the VSS/VDS in ESXi. VSS/VDS more closely resembles a MAC proxy than a switch (transitive network device) which is something of a superpower.
2. You will need to enable "inter-VLAN routing" and configure network segmentation accordingly(https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/support/docs/smb/routers/cisco-rv-series-small-business-routers/1393-I...). VLANs that depend on DHCP will need a "DHCP helper" or "DHCP relay" set: https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/support/docs/smb/routers/cisco-rv-series-small-business-routers/smb570...
3. Generally, I don't like running iSCSI at these speeds / without some heavy-duty enterprise-grade hardware. NFS should be a bit more resilient here - this matters more when you're routing storage traffic.
Thank you very much for your reply. I hope you and your loved ones are safe and healthy.
I realise that I have been sloppy with the diagram. Please let me come back with more meaningful one. Thank you for the links you've given. I've used them to further enhance information that I am asking for.
As someone who does a lot of network diagrams, you'll never be done once you start 😂
Hello, please find the updated diagram with more information and requirements. Getting architecture right is extremely crucial. I'm struggling between draw.io and Visio that work laptop has 😫
That being said as you can see I am trying to design a network but the reason it is in VMWare forums is because my workstation hosting servers is crucial to my final year projects, having segregated VMs (without only explicitly allowed routing) are essential to my final paper.
Yep, with that build just configure all VLANs as trunked on the RV345 and build corresponding port groups in ESXi.
Yeah please correct me if I am wrong, as I understood you wanna use a different workload VMs that is connected to multiple VLANs behind your workstation with ESXi.
So what you need to configure is trunk interfaces allowing all VLANs for the uplinks coming from this workstation (in your case port 1 & 2), and under ESXi create a specific port group for each VLAN and tag it with the proper ID. Then you will attach the VMs to the needed VLAN.
And from the Cisco device, you will figure out the routing in order to achieve access to WIFI services.
Feel free for any new requests.
Thank you very much. Let me test this and get back to you.