BDMcGrewVM
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Are there any such capabilities in ESXi???

My server is on VLAN0 and thus all the VM's on the server are on VLAN0. I need to put two VM's on the box that are on VLAN4... What, if any Layer3 switching capabilities do I have in ESXi and, if these capabilities exist, how do I set it up so that I can access multiple VLANS from the same server with a single NIC!

-brian

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Rubeck
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The vSwitches does not have any L3 capabillities, Im afraid...

You will need to create a 802.1Q VLAN trunk on your pSwitch if you want multiple networks forwarded to a single pNIC...

/Rubeck

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Rubeck
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The vSwitches does not have any L3 capabillities, Im afraid...

You will need to create a 802.1Q VLAN trunk on your pSwitch if you want multiple networks forwarded to a single pNIC...

/Rubeck

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Kevin_Gao
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another quick solution is to just add more physical nic and assign them to a virtual switch tagged for VLAN4. then just point those VM's to use that network.

weinstein5
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You can have multiple vm port groups on a vswitch each assigned to a different vlan but you will have to enable port trunking on your physical switch to support this

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